Otways Information

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Otways Information

Postby Part Timer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:18 pm

Hi All

Long time since posting having gone into hibernation over the winter, as I do every year!

Heading away with the family for a couple of nights down in the Otways, around the Beech Forrest/Gellibrand area.

Just wondering if anyone has advice around that area? Is the Gellibrand River accessible/worth fishing?

Cheers!



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Re: Otways Information

Postby smile0784 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:21 pm

Dont know but goodluck
Should be nice down there

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Postby Part Timer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:03 pm

Weather shaping up perfectly, think I’ll have a go at Gellibrand river. Not much info online, though apparently plenty of Blackfish

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Re: Otways Information

Postby Queasy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:15 pm

Heard of someone hooking and dropping a ~1kg brown trout there over the weekend while fly fishing in a river near Apollo Bay, if that helps.

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Re: Otways Information

Postby Paulanderson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:44 am

Have a look at the following and it will give you a good summary of fishing options in the Otways. It will also give you an indication of the fish species in the different rivers

vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/fishing-locations/inland-angling-guide/areas/otway/otway-angling-waters

Let us know how you get on please.

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Re: Otways Information

Postby Part Timer » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:23 am

Thanks for the feedback guys. I’ll let you know how I get on! Cheers



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Re: Otways Information

Postby drewb » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:29 pm

The Gellibrand around Stevenson falls is accessible, like most of the streams in that area it is small, tight fishing. Few little browns in there though.

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Re: Otways Information

Postby Part Timer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:04 pm

After all that, didn’t get a great chance to wet a line, just an hour or so one morning.

Had a bit of a wander and found some little stretches which looked fishy, though think I would have had a lot more luck with worms as opposed to lures. Apparently a strong Blackfish fishery...

Lovely part of the world though, look forward to going back one day

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