The lakes and streams of north-east Victoria provide some of Australia’s finest flyfishing for trout. In his latest book, Philip Weigall sets out to help anglers of all levels get the best from this remarkable area.
Although Philip Weigall has fished the north-east for most of his life, he hasn’t forgotten how baffling an unfamiliar fishery can be. With this perspective in mind, the book begins with a description of the area as a whole, including everything from the types of water you’re likely to encounter, through to fishing licence requirements and weather. Further in, there are overviews of each of the five major trout fishing catchments, followed by detailed water-by-water descriptions. These descriptions include a reliability rating, and best months to fish. Simple, handy maps back up the text.
For all its valuable how to/where to information, ‘Flyfishing North-east Victoria’ will also be enjoyed for its striking pictures and design. Philip Weigall is clearly smitten by this beautiful area and his book is as much an effort to capture the essence of north-east Victorian flyfishing as it is a guide.
Overall, this is a book that will be essential reading for those entirely new to the area, right through to experienced locals looking for another perspective – or perhaps a new tactic or two to try. Meanwhile, the book’s high quality full colour presentation makes it an ideal gift.
Published by FlyStream Publishing. RRP $29.95. To order please phone (03) 9621 1246 or order online at flystream.com.