Gandalph

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Gday all, am new to site after several years absence due to ill health and non fishing.

However we intend to spend approximately 10 days 4wdrivng and fishing in the high country from next Sunday

and was wondering if anyone knows of any spots where we could spin a lure or bait fish. The spots would need easy access

as I have limited mobility at present, would be happy to just catch and release!

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Welcome to FR

Sounds like you would be restricted to lakes really unless there are some steams close to road access?

Have a look at these sites, you may get something from them or be able to make contact for info via them?

https://www.visitmelbourne.com/Regions/High-Country/Things-to-do/Outdoor-activities/Fishing

 

https://www.victoriashighcountry.com.au/nature/fishing/

 

Good luck.

Edited by kingie chaser

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Gandalph

Do some research on a little camping area at Buckwong Hut.  One of nicest camping areas I have ever stayed at.  No facilities and only a little stream, but have seen people fishing there and bank is not bad access from one side.

Good luck with it and very envious.  The High Country is a great area of the world and somewhere looking forward to get back to for another trip.

Cheers

Mark

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Hey Fish_More,

I hear on the grape vine Mudgee is turning on a great show this weekend, everybody welcome.

Cheers.

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2 hours ago, Rebel said:

I hear on the grape vine Mudgee is turning on a great show this weekend, everybody welcome.

Undecided if going to the footy this weekend.  Not even sure if tickets are still available.  Think Glen Willow would be a good place to watch a game, you can get up nice and close!  Not a Dragons or Rabbitohs fan.  If the Broncos (or any Queensland team was coming to town to beat the Cockroaches), I would be there without a doubt!

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2 hours ago, Rebel said:

I hear on the grape vine Mudgee is turning on a great show this weekend, everybody welcome.

Missed the grape vine pun.  Yes, the red wine is good around here.  Can recommend some vineyards if required!

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HI,

Thanks. Trying to get to the Rodeo. Copying a lot of flack from home.

Cheers.

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Rodeo Friday night

Mudgee show on this weekend.

Rabbits v Saints on Saturday night

Races on Sunday

 

If you can't find something interesting to do in Mudgee this weekend, you never will.

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Gandalph

Apology for hijacking your thread.  Have you worked out your High Country trip?

Mark

 

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No worries Fishmore, thanks for the tip about Buckmore Hut. Unfortunately we will be south of the Davies Plain, so will have to check that out next trip.

Thanks for the links Kingie Chaser, good to have heaps of info.

Below is a rough itinerary of trip.Its our first trip, so nothing set in stone.

Day 1-Leave Sydney, drive to Porepunkah near Bright

Day 2-Sightsee in Bright area.

Day 3-Drive to Swifts Ck on great alpine rd, then turn off and drive towards Dargo. Camp overnight outside of Dargo.

Day 4-Check out Dargo, then drive north up Dargo High Plains Rd, turn off and drive to Mayford camping area on the Dargo river.

Day 5-Fish the Dargo river(hopefully) Overnight again at Mayford.

Day 6-Leave Mayford, drive to Blur Rag Range and check out views, then head South to Talbotville via the Basalt Knob track, overnight at Talbotville.

Day 7-Billy goat bluff and the pinnacles, overnight at Talbotville

Day 8-Drive to Wonnangatta homestead, stay overnight.

Day 9& 10-Drive to Licola via Zeka spur, checking out any fishing spots to stay at.

Day 11-Drive Licola to Jamieson,overnight at Jamieson. Think about fishing the lakes.

Day 12-Drive home to Sydney.

Have added a couple of days, and may add 1 more. We(wife and I) just didnt realise how much there is to do and see.

Cheers

Gandalph

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Very envious!!!

Blue Rag Range is a good and a little bit challenging drive.

Pinnacles is an awesome place to watch a sunset. 

Do you have any room in your bags for a stowaway?

 

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There is a hut next to creek that holds good trout off jamison licola rd  called wrens flat  i used to hunt sambar there plenty of trout but not sure on access

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Thanks for the replies fellas, but had to shelve all plans due to the bushfires. The whole of the Dargo high plains area was closed and still is. We instead headed north of Omeo and did the limestone Rd, Tom Groggin, Mt Pinitabo and Davies High Plain track, which was good fun in a lifted BT50.  All the creeks were low, so didnt get a fish in. A great 4wd trip nonetheless, the scenery was fantastic with wild brumbies, roos, black snakes, black cockatoos, gang gang cockatoos, echinda and hordes of kookaburras. Was going to come back via Barry Rd into Jindabyne, but did an alternator belt on Limestone Rd. Getting someone out in that remote area to fix is another story! Cheers Terry

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