The inland waters of Victoria offer a diverse array of freshwater fishing over an equally diverse geographical landscape. From vast dry plains to the west, where there are few rivers and lakes to some of the countries highest peaks to the east.
Freshwater fishing in Victoria is extremely popular with an ever-increasing band of anglers heading out on weekends to tackle some of our best native sportfish such as Murray cod or yellowbelly, game fish such as trout or Chinook salmon or simply after a good feed of tasty redfin. For the most part, many of the waters listed in this book are within a relatively easy short drive from Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city.
Fishing Atlas for Victorian Inland Waters illustrates and lists the species of fish most likely to be encountered across the state, while the text for each catchment discusses the general environment, and lists the size and type of water, the most common species available plus the average size of those fish. It also lists the most popular angling techniques and discusses access points along with detailed maps of the area discussed. Fishing Atlas for Victorian Inland Waters takes the accumulated angling knowledge of not only the listed authors but that of other experienced anglers and lays out in clear and concise detail what you need to know about a region or waterway to be able to fish with confidence and catch fish in any of the waters listed. This book will make your angling decisions easier and more successful.
- Detailed maps of basins
- Where to fish
- When to fish
- What to fish for
- How to catch fish
- All popular species illustrated
Martin Auldist is an agricultural scientist by profession but spends his spare time feeding his addiction to the Great Outdoors. He has been fishing and camping for over thirty years, with freshwater fishing being high on his list of favourite pastimes. Over the last decade, martin has shared his experiences in dozens of magazine articles and spent two years as editor of Victorian Fishing monthly. Martin lives close to the trout streams of West Gippsland with his wife and three junior fishermen. Trevor Hawkins is acknowledged as Australia’s foremost angling illustrator and Editor of the prestigious Flyfisher magazine. He is also the assistant editor of Freshwater Fishing Australia magazine. He has written numerous magazine articles, and a number of books and illustrated numerous fish ID books. He has been fishing as long as he can remember and flyfishing since the age of twelve, while his angling methods are very diverse, his real angling passion is seeking out remote mountain trout streams with a fly rod.