Trip Report Big River 9-10 Feb '13

February's Club trip was to the The Big River in the Yarra Ranges.  The Big River is approximately two and half hours from Melbourne and about 30 minutes from Marysville.  From its headwaters and tributary creeks in the Yarra Ranges the river flows east then northwards, cascading over Enoch Falls before empties into Lake Eildon.  The Big is not stocked, the resident browns and rainbows are self sustaining wild stock, and are currently in excellent condition and fitness.

On a misty morning on the 18th of February, Glen Cox, John Smith, Warren, John Sibio, John Kruska, John Kingsford, Cain Polidano, myself, and the trip captain, Peter Cogden, departed from the clubrooms bound for a campsite on the floor of the King River Valley for the 2012 Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club's 4WD trip. After a largely uneventful trip wishing the weather would hold, and a short pie stop in Mansfield, we started our trek up the tracks of the Mount Buller Alpine Trip.


Having won a leave pass to go to Eucumbene, I was not about to surrender it. So, when the Club trip was cancelled, a hastily arranged an alternative trip to Khancoban. This was somewhere I had wanted to return to for some time, after I fished there with Trif a couple of years ago.

It was the Wastell Shield weekend and heading up the Calder Highway always makes me feel good, especially if I’m going fishing with a bunch of mates. However on this occasion we were travelling up the Hume Highway, and we were heading to Omeo.

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