The November Day Trip is centred around the township of Noojee, concentrating on the Latrobe, Toorongo, Ada and Loch Rivers.
Noojee is approximately 2hrs from the club rooms, and we'll meet at the Noojee General Store (Bennett St Noojee) at 8am for coffee before teaming up and hitting the water.
We'll break for lunch and meet at the Noojee Hotel at 1pm. The pub is on the Mt Baw Baw tourist road.
The Latrobe is the main waterway in the region. The best fishing in the Latrobe is above Willow Grove with access points along the hiway. The Toorongo is a tributary of the Latrobe and can be accessed by turning off the Mt Baw Baw tourist road (C426) and taking the Toorongo Valley Rd.
There are numerous access points to the river from the road and bridges as the road makes it way up the valley towards the Toorongo Falls Camp Ground.
The Loch is another tributary to the Latrobe, and can be accessed from McCarthy Spur Road and points along the Loch Valley Rd.
The Ada enters the Latrobe near the area of Gentle Annie, before Noojee. Access is along the Ada River Rd.
The rivers generally hold good stocks of both browns and rainbows in the 20-35cm size range with the odd larger fish always a possibility. General attractor dries such as a Stimulator or Royal Wullf work well.
If itís windy a Humpy, large Red Tag or Geehi Beetle can be a winner. It may be a little early in the season, but a hopper pattern used as an indicator holding up a Copper John, Bead Head Pheasant Tail or Hare and Copper can be an effective set up. If you intend to fish later into the afternoon have a couple of PHDs and Elk Hair Caddis patterns in your box.
Anyone planning to go can let me know by text or calling 0419 515 950, hope to see you there, cheers, Pat Sheridan.