Mount Emu creek


Mount Emu creek is a substantial piece of water that drains a large area north of Camperdown in western Victoria and empties into the Hopkins river above the Hopkins falls near Warrnambool. talking to people in the area about the creek the word is that Blackfish were present some time ago but nobody has heard of any recent catches if anybody has any information about the fish in the creek please let me know, this creek is accessible to fishers at varies points along the length of the creek and should have river blackfish in it why does it not. As you can see by the debris on the bridge pylons this creek can flood DSCF0777.JPG


8 thoughts on “Mount Emu creek

  1. i went to school at Dixie, just south of Terang, over 60 years ago and we regularly caught Blackfish and Redfin in MT Emu Creek. There were very few trout around in those days. I suggest you touch base with Terang Angling Club as they fish that area regularly.


    • Thanks Paul yes I will catch up with all angling clubs in the area as I go along please feel free to post
      me more about the fishing in the creek especially from the early years before trout and redfin were present.


      • Plenty of trout around now. Most of my fishing is around Panmure- this is where I’ve heard the more recent reports of blackfish from. Never fished for them yet, need to get around to it, I’m keen to catch and release one.


  2. Sorry this reply has taken so long. Most of the Blackfish we caught were at night although we would catch a lot more eels than Blackfish. Occasionally we would catch them during the day – usually dropping a bait in next to a log or steep bank. Worms were the bait of choice although black crickets also worked well. The largest Blackfish I recall would have been around 2 lbs or so. Redfin were in the Mount Emu then so have been there for over 60 years.


  3. My mate found a dead one around 30-35cm at the swimming hole in Panmure just after last years floods, would have been around November. Hopefully nothing major killing them in there but at least theres still blackfish there.


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