FISHING

The fishery consists of several dams, one being Lake Yoolimba. Lake Yoolimba covers an area of 15 acres. With its pristine, spring fed water, it is the ideal environment for trout.

So that all guests can enjoy this trophy trout fishing resort the fishing is strictly based on the 

catch and release system.

EACH ANGLER CAN ONLY KEEP 1 FISH UNDER 1 KG PER STAY.

All lakes at Uncle Billy's Retreat are fly fishing only. 

LURE AND BAIT FISHING IS NOT ALLOWED

There is a row boat and life jackets for guests to use.

Information about Rainbow and Brown Trout

Rainbow and Brown Trout are non-native to Australia. Rainbows were originally from North America and Browns from Europe. Both species have now been introduced to waters all around the world. Both species are a long elongated type fish with the Brown Trout having a more solid and wide body and larger head in most cases. The Brown Trout has a large mouth that extends back underneath their eyes. The colours vary in both fish depending on the habitat, food, water clarity and age of the fish. Rainbow Trout can have a silvery olive green appearance, to almost a shiny blue or pink like colour. They usually have a wide pink stripe that runs from their gill covers all the way down the centre of their body. They are covered in small black dots that will be on their head, dorsal fin and tail. The Brown Trout varies greatly in colour from a deep olive brown like colour with distinct black spots, that are surrounded by a pale halo, and some browns will be a sliver like colour with very light dull spots that can sometimes be hardly noticed.

Trout are found in cool clear waters in the mountain ranges, from northern NSW along the Great Diving Range, all throughout the Snowy Mountains, in many of the Victorian rivers and lakes, across to parts of South Australia and all throughout the Tasmanian freshwaters.