Well, we have been back home from our Round OZ trip for a few months now, and I have been hanging to get back up into the Victorian hills to do some more hiking, exploring and of course trout fishing!
Easter Weekend was to be the date a few of us could all get off together, and we decided to head up to the Upper Murray River, also known as the Indi river. I haven’t fished the Murray before, but it has always been on my radar as a good backcountry river with heaps of really remote water to explore.
We left Saturday afternoon and headed up the hwy towards Albury, then veering off towards corryong, then finally on to Tom Groggin. We decided to hike in to our starting point even though it was after dark when we got there. It was a beautiful balmy night with a full moon which made the hike in really nice and definitely one to remember.
Our plan was to hike our way up the river over the next few days, see where we got to and just enjoy the fishing. Unfortunatley for us one of the crew came down with gastro on the saturday night after we had set up camp, and it ended up he could not move for or hike for a few days. So we ended up setting up camp on a nice grassy spot just above the river and used it as a bit of a home base instead.
Over the next few days we explored the river both upstream and downstream of where we were and enjoyed some great fishing and luckily great weather. We caught heaps of browns and rainbows on both our spinning gear and on fly, with some good size fish also being taken. The fish were not being picky luckily, taking small hard body lures and celtas readily, and most of the generic dry flies like the royal wulff, royal stimulator and geehi beetle worked just as well.
Unfortunately we didnt get to explore as much river as we would have liked, but it will definately be a river which I will go back to and do some more exploring, with absolutely beautiful bush and great scenery it is a must for all adventurers and fishermen.