Omeo Valley

Brown trout caught in the Omeo Valley, Steve Cooper

The Upper Mitta Mitta River at Angler’s Rest appears to go the ‘wrong’ way, as it travels south to reach Dartmouth reservoir, far to the north. It flows out of the Bogong High Plains and down the Omeo Valley and contains wonderful pools, runs, glides and riffles; everything one could wish for in a quality trout stream. Self-sustaining populations of brown and rainbow trout can be seen rising in the tails of pools each summer evening just before dusk.

Murray crays are also a feature, although with minimum sizes in force, they are best left alone.

The Cobungra River is a typical mountain stream, much like the Bundara River. It is lightly fished and contains both rainbow and brown trout with lots of king brown snakes to contend with in summer.

Access is limited to the best stretches of the Cobungra River, and available mainly through local fishing guides. Tracks are rough and a 4WD with a winch is strongly recommended.

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