Upper Murray - Angling Waters
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- Burrowye Creek
- Corryong Creek
- Cudgewa Creek
- Koetong Creek
- Limestone Creek
- Murray River
- Nariel Creek
- Thowgla Creek
- Walwa Creek
Burrowye Creek, Burrowye
Rises in forested-hills, then flows through farmland, gravel bed. Contains mostly brown trout to 450 g and some rainbow trout to 220 g. Can have a low flow in summer. Best fishing in spring with worms the best bait. Self-sustaining trout population, not stocked.
Corryong Creek, Corryong
Called the Nariel Creek upstream of the junction of Simpson Creek.
A wide, shallow creek with exposed rubble banks, flowing through farmland. During summer, the river is 8-20 m wide with gutters and pools up to 120 cm deep at the Omeo Road turn-off. Substrate is gravel and rubble. Some bank erosion and sedimentation downstream, but the creek is in moderate condition. Contains brown trout to 500 g, some rainbow trout to 500 g, blackfish, some redfin, mountain galaxias, southern pygmy perch, Murray spiny crayfish and Murray cod. Small tributary streams (Rawes, Star and Jones Creeks) have large numbers of small brown trout. Self-sustaining trout population, not stocked.
Cudgewa Creek, Cudgewa
Rises in forest then flows through farmland, gravel rock and mud bed. A wide river (15 m) in the lower reaches, with extensive lengths of pools up to 200 cm deep, and riffles to 50 cm. Some bank erosion and riparian willow trees in the farmland section but good instream habitat. Wading is difficult but there is good bank fishing. Contains mostly brown trout to 900 g (av. 480 g), some rainbow trout to 450 g, abundant blackfish, occasional redfin, mountain galaxias and climbing galaxias in the upper reaches. Also Murray cod 10-90 cm in length, in the middle reaches. Stocked with Murray cod in 2003 & 2004, which are providing some good fishing. Stocked again with Murray cod in 2008.
Koetong Creek, Koetong
Rises in forested mountains and flows swiftly down a steep gradient to Lake Hume, gravel and granite rock substrate. A narrow stream in the upper reaches and access requires local knowledge. Carries brown trout to 1.2 kg but mostly small fish, some rainbow trout to 300 g in the headwaters, blackfish, redfin, climbing galaxias, Murray spiny crayfish and mountain galaxias. Trout cod were stocked in 1989-92 but are probably no longer present. Three sections of the creek, near the Koetong township, are being improved under the River Health Program. Objectives are to improve instream habitat and bank vegetation, protect fish spawning sites, maintain natural flow regimes and reduce sedimentation.
Limestone Creek, Headwater of Indi River
Flows through high plains country, with snow grass and patches of timber. The only vehicle access to the creek, is where the Benambra-Black Mountain Road crosses the stream. Anglers report that there has been some closure of local vehicle access tracks to fishing spots. Contains many small brown trout and rainbow trout, av.100 g. Self-sustaining trout population and not stocked.
Murray River (NSW)
See The Murray River
Nariel Creek, Nariel
Upper reaches of Corryong Creek are called Nariel Creek.
Flows through forest, then farmland; gravel bed. Contains mostly brown trout to 800 g, rainbow trout (100 g in spring, reaching 250 g by the following autumn), small blackfish, occasional redfin, some Murray spiny crayfish and mountain galaxias. Reported to be an excellent angling water for all fishing
methods. Self-sustaining trout population and not stocked.
Some work on restoring native bank vegetation has been carried out.
Thowgla Creek, Corryong
Rises in forest, then flows through farmland, gravel bed. Contains mostly brown trout to 850 g (av. 300 g), rainbow trout to 220 g, blackfish to 130 g, small redfin, Australian smelt and mountain galaxias. Self-sustaining trout population and not stocked. Some work on restoring native bank vegetation has been carried out and the creek is in good to moderate condition.
Walwa Creek, Guys Forest
A small creek, flowing through forest and farmland. Carries brown trout to 400 g and provides limited fishing for locals. Although the creek is in good condition, water levels become very low in summer. Self-sustaining trout population and not stocked.