Connect with the Murray's serene natural landscapes on a fishing trip with the gang. The abundance of waterways in the region including the Murray, Darling, Ovens, Broken and Goulburn rivers, Lake Mulwala and Lake Hume, make it the perfect destination for both novice and serious anglers to reel in the day's catch.
Most anglers are after the native Murray cod, Australia's largest freshwater fish, but look out for other river residents like the golden perch, trout, catfish and freshwater cray. Head downstream and try your hand at bait fishing, lure casting and fly-fishing from the riverbank or a boat.
See why Lake Hume is a popular spot among anglers. The area is stocked annually with golden perch, rainbow trout, brown trout and Murray cob, while redfin is a favourite among local anglers. With a surface area at full supply of 23,000 hectares, the lake is popular for all forms of angling, from on-shore bait fishing to trolling from boats. Bring a current Victorian fishing licence to fish at Lake Hume.
It's well worth putting Lake Mulwala on your fishing itinerary as the lake is considered to be a Murray cod 'hot spot' during the warmer months. The picturesque lake is dotted with the remains of a red gum forest and this timber provides the perfect habitat for Murray cod and golden perch. Celebrate the opening of the recreational cod-fishing season with the Cod Opening Classic.
Larger fish can be targeted by trolling the course of the riverbed where they lie in deep holes. In winter, fish the lake for freshwater crays. (See Murray River fishing information for details.)