The Nicholson River begins in the Angora Range in the lower reaches of the Australian Alps, west of Ensay in Victoria. Upstream from the Princes Highway the river varies from narrow, shallow, sandy areas – to deeper, wider pools – to cascading waters meandering over and around rocks and boulders.
The waters upstream of Sarsfield contain one of the best river Blackfish populations in Gippsland. As the river nears Lake King, it widens to provide a terrific waterway – perfect for boating, fishing, sightseeing . . .
Amenities & facilities provided at the picnic & rest area include: pavilions, barbecues, picnic tables, seating, public toilets, boat ramp, jetties, fish cleaning facilities, fishing platforms, playgrounds and ample parking for all.
A general store located opposite the rest area, on the Princes Highway, serves refreshments, a variety of basic needs, and so forth.
– Obtain Directions here
– Things to Do on the Water
– Facilities available at Nicholson
– Local Fishing, Bait & Tackle Outlets
– Nicholson River – Fish Species Log:
Upstream of Sarsfield:
– Australian Grayling
– Australian Smelt
– Brown Trout
– Common Galaxias
– Flathead Gudgeon
– Gippsland Spiny Crayfish
– Short & Long Finned Eel
– Shorthead Lamprey
Downstream from the historic Railway Bridge at Nicholson:
– Australian Bass
– Black Bream
– Estuary Perch
– European Carp
– River Garfish
– Sea Mullet
– Yellow Eye Mullet
– Note that availability of fish is dependent upon: season, location, time-of-day, and weather . . .
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