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Toolondo continues to shine

Trevor Holmes | First Published: March 2014   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

With water temperatures continuing to rise at a rapid rate the fish have been very obliging in most lakes so far, however some are now starting to suffer badly from evaporation. In the past week or so I have heard many reports of the onset of blue/green algae blooms.

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The Weekly Advertiser Horsham Fishing Comp

Tag | First Published: February 2014   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

On 9 March 2014, the 37th Horsham Fishing Contest will be held on the beautiful Wimmera River, which flows through the centre of the City of Horsham.

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Yabbies or fish – too many choices for anglers

Al Vanstan | First Published: December 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

It’s hard to decide whether to chase the yabbies or the fish at the moment

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Toolondo still the tops

Al Vanstan | First Published: November 2013   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

After a wet start to spring our waters are now looking and fishing at their very best with plenty of action coming from the majority of waters.

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Warmer weather sees more anglers on the water

Al Vanstan | First Published: October 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

After a very welcome wet winter our waters are now looking the best they have in a long time and with the warmer weather of spring now just around the corner, we can expect plenty of great fishing action for many months to come.

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Welcome rain freshens the whole system

Al Vanstan | First Published: September 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

After a dry spell at the start of winter we have enjoyed some very handy rainfall that has freshened up our waters and sparked an increase in fish activity.

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Victorian Fly Fishing Championships Round 3

Lubin Pfieffer | First Published: September 2013   »  Regular Features / Tournaments /

I first heard of Lake Toolondo only a couple of months ago when ‘The Ashes’, an annual competition between anglers from South Australia and Victoria, was relocated there due to poor fishing conditions at Lake Fyans.

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Trout and redfin continue to impress anglers

Al Vanstan | First Published: August 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

August is a great time of year for trout and redfin anglers in the Wimmera region with more settled and angler friendly weather conditions.

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Cooler months are perfect for chasing trout

Al Vanstan | First Published: June 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

Now is the time of year when the native fish over this way slow right down but the trout fishing is often at its best.

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Natives slow but trout fishing surges

Al Vanstan | First Published: May 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

This is a time of transition in our Wimmera waters with the native fish such as yellowbelly, catfish and Murray cod now starting to slow down as the water temperatures cool.

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Big salmon on the beaches and SBT offshore

Al Vanstan | First Published: May 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / West Coast / Robe /

It’s tuna and salmon time on the Limestone coast with no shortage of great fishing reports coming in from this region.

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This time of year the best

Al Vanstan | First Published: April 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

This is a great time of year to be fishing in the Wimmera with all species fishing very well.

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All the favourite species running red hot

Al Vanstan | First Published: March 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

All our favourite species are all very active in very angler-friendly weather conditions as well.

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Some great yellowbelly amongst the many carp

Al Vanstan | First Published: February 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

The great Wimmera summer weather has seen many anglers out and about in search of a few fish.

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Summer days by the lakes produces great angling

Al Vanstan | First Published: January 2013   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

We have been enjoying a terrific run of fishing in the Wimmera.

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Summer fishing and yabby action in the Wimmera

Al Vanstan | First Published: December 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

There is plenty of fishing action to be had here this time of year, with great fishing and good water levels at the majority of our waters.

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Plenty of action in the Wimmera

Al Vanstan | First Published: November 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

This is a great time of year to be out and about fishing the Wimmera region with plenty of lakes and rivers fishing the best they have for years for a variety of species.

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Wimmera spring action warms up

Al Vanstan | First Published: October 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

Now the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer the fishing has been getting even better in the Wimmera. Trout and redfin are still biting well and now the native fish are also starting to become more active.

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Excellent flyfishing in the Wimmera

Al Vanstan | First Published: September 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

Over the past month or so the trout fishing in the Wimmera has really come back strong thanks to the drought relief stockings, producing some of the best trout fishing and some of the fastest growth rates we have seen for many years.

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Cool weather brings on great trout fishing

Al Vanstan | First Published: July 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

This time of year in the Wimmera and the Grampians lakes, it is trout and redfin time and when most of the bigger trout and redfin are often caught.

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Wintertime is surf time at Robe

Al Vanstan | First Published: July 2012   »  Regular Features / Area Report /

A huge number of Wimmera anglers such as myself absolutely love fishing the south east of South Australia as these lightly fished and productive waters are within an easy few hours drive of my hometown of Horsham.

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Chilly weather on the way

Al Vanstan | First Published: May 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

This time of year is a great time to be out on our local waters with the trout and redfin fishing pretty much at its best as they become more aggressive in the lead up to spawning.

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The great fishing continues

Al Vanstan | First Published: April 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

In my opinion April is probably the most productive month of all going by my fishing diary entries over the last few years.

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Wimmera at its shining best

Al Vanstan | First Published: March 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

This is a great time of year to be fishing around these parts with all species biting well and the autumn Wimmera weather is terrific too.

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Toolondo to make a comeback

Al Vanstan | First Published: January 2012   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

Great news for trout and redfin anglers was the recent water releases into Toolondo reservoir which should see the lake around half full.

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Bolac for monster rainbows

Al Vanstan | First Published: December 2011   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

There has been absolutely no shortage of good fishing reports coming in from my neck of the woods lately with most of our waters now really firing.

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Heaps of fishy choices in the Wimmera

Al Vanstan | First Published: November 2011   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

Now that the weather and water temperatures have warmed up, the variety and quality of fishing on offer here in the Wimmera and Grampians has been excellent.

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Any Water is Good Water

Al Vanstan | First Published: October 2011   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

The great fishing in the Wimmera and Grampians regions continues and with so many waters fishing well it’s starting to get very hard to choose where to go visit on the weekends. To report on every water in detail in this small report would be a daunting task indeed so I will just concentrate on those that are fishing the best.

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Hard to choose which water

Al Vanstan | First Published: September 2011   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

September is a great month to be fishing the Wimmera and Grampians region with slightly longer days and warmer temperatures creating more fish activity.

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Wartok fires for reddies and trout

Al Vanstan | First Published: July 2011   »  Area Articles / Victoria & Tasmania / Freshwater / Horsham /

What a wild month of fishing we have been enjoying here in the Wimmera.

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