This weekend's fishing trip is centred around the township of Noojee, concentrating on the Latrobe, Toorongo, Ada and Loch Rivers.

Noojee is approximately 2hrs from the club rooms, and we'll meet at the Noojee Pub (411 Mt Baw Baw Tourist Rd, Noojee VIC 3833) on Saturday 26th of November at 8:30am. Google maps link below:


The Latrobe is the main waterway in the region. The best fishing in the Latrobe is above Willow Grove with access points along the highway. The Toorongo is a tributary of the Latrobe and can be accessed by turning off the Mt Baw Baw tourist road (C426) and taking the Toorongo Valley Rd.

 There are numerous access points to the river from the road and bridges as the road makes it way up the valley towards the Toorongo Falls Camp Ground.

The Loch is another tributary to the Latrobe, and can be accessed from McCarthy Spur Road and points along the Loch Valley Rd. 

The Ada enters the Latrobe near the area of Gentle Annie, before Noojee. Access is along the Ada River Rd.




The rivers generally hold good stocks of both browns and rainbows in the 20-35cm size range with the odd larger fish always a possibility.  General attractor dries such as a Stimulator or Royal Wullf work well.

If it is windy, a Humpy, large Red Tag or Geehi Beetle can be a winner.  A hopper pattern used as an indicator holding up a Copper John, Bead Head Pheasant Tail or Hare and Copper can be an effective set up.  If you intend to fish later into the afternoon have a couple of PHDs and Elk Hair Caddis patterns in your box.

Anyone planning to go can let Pat Sheridan know by text or calling 0419 515 950, hope to see you there!

We have had a tough time getting out on to the water lately with all the rain, but hopefully the rivers will get a good flush out and return to normal flows in the coming weeks.

Having said that it looks like some of our members have had some good catches in the lakes. I must shout out to Sheldon for organising the mid-week trips; these fishing days seem to be gathering a strong number of members. 

We held our annual “Auction” night a few weeks back. Unfortunately the turnout was small but most of us walked out with some great “must have items” Thanks to Pats very persuasive sales pitch I walked away with a couple of storage boxes that took some explaining when I got home. 

The committee is working on the up-and-coming Kids come and try day to be held on the 20 November. If you are available to attend and help it would be greatly appreciated. We will need helpers in the morning to help setup the marquee & BBQ and then help with baiting, guiding participants and cooking the BBQ. In the past it’s been a good fund raiser for us and hopefully this year will be no different. Mending Casts will also be attending to promote the excellent work they do and hopefully raise funds for their next retreat. 

Once again thank you for supporting the club!
Stay safe
Alan Staton – President


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As we enter another exciting year for the club, I would like to welcome Joe Davies a new committee member on board and the carry over committee who during the past year did a cracker of a job.  By the time this newsletter is out we would have had our first committee meeting and will be discussing what we need to do to encourage members to use the club on Thursday nights. We are keen to have more guest speakers visit the club this year.  I will take this opportunity to also encourage member to come up to the club and spend some time with Bill Jones our casting pool and tap into Rob Baily’s knowledge of fly tying.

I would like to sincerely thank Roy Pollard for doing such a fantastic job putting together our newsletters for the last couple of years and Shaun Robinson who was instrumental in many ways keeping us in contact during Covid and keeping the web up to date.  Without a dedicated editor on the committee (yes, we are asking for someone to put their hands up).  Vittorio is going put our newsletter together and I encourage you all to write some articles so we can keep it going.  Don’t forget without member contributing we will not be able to keep you informed.

We now have our new foldout flier thanks to Tony Mizzi who did a fantastic job putting it together and arranging the printing. We will be distributing some out to our sponsors over the coming weeks, but if you know of a place

we can put some out on display please let a committee member know.

The committee is busy organising the Annual Dinner but at the time of writing this message we might have to change the date as the venue we normally go to is book out.  We will notify you all once we secure and confirm a date. We also have a Bunnings BBQ booked in for 17th September so we will be asking for your support on the day

Alan Staton

At the time of writing we once again find ourselves in lockdown, with restrictions on travel putting an end to any ideas of going fishing (unless you live within 5km of a lake). It is extremely difficult to plan any event with certainty in the current environment and we have had to postpone the 50th anniversary dinner. However, on a brighter note, we have re-scheduled to NOVEMBER 27th at the same venue.

I would like to thank the sub-committee for all their hard work and look forward to celebrating our belated 50th Anniversary dinner. Unfortunately, our One Fly Competition at Tranquil Rises is also postponed. We will review the syllabus and decide if there’s another suitable window for this event. The opening of the fishing season for rivers is on 4 September. As like previous years, we will open the season with a trip to the King
Parrot Creek. Further details will be posted closer to the time. This is another great day and I encourage members to try and make it. Growing and maintaining our membership is high on the committee’s agenda and I would like to welcome our new members to the club. If new members have any questions about the club or up and coming events / trips please don’t hesitate to contact myself or any other committee member. The Committee will communicate via email and Facebook so please keep an eye out for any posts.

Alan Staton

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