New Book Flyfishing North-East Victoria

We’re very excited to announce Philip Weigall’s new guide book is out now!

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. Available online at FlyStream. Click the SHOPPING tab at the top right of page, select the item and checkout. Alternatively, call The Flyfisher on (03) 9621 1246 or drop into their store at Level 2, 383 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Below is a short interview with Philip discussing the new book and the inspiration behind it.

To launch the new book, Philip Weigall will be in-store at The Flyfisher in Melbourne on Thursday the 23rd of October.

From 4-7pm Philip will be signing copies and available for a chat. No need to book for this & no charge – just turn when it suits you.

Then from 7-7:45pm Philip will give a presentation titled ‘Flyfishing North-east Victoria – Tips & Tactics’.  He’ll talk about how to get the best from this wonderful fishery, including how to match destinations with the right conditions and right time of year. Philip will also offer advice on fishing tactics that anglers of any skill level can apply; including flies, gear and techniques that produce results season after season.  There will be a Q&A session after the talk.

There will be nibbles and drinks provided. Booking is essential for the presentation from 7 – 7.45 pm by phoning The Flyfisher on (03) 9621 1246 and there is a $10 cover charge. The last time Philip spoke at The Flyfisher it was a sell-out so be quick to reserve your seat.