Old Vasse Trout & Marron Farm

Hey Peeps. Just heard about this place from chatting to people. I read an old forum topic which didn't give the place great reviews but it was from 2012. Has anyone had any recent experience here? It does seem rather expensive at $25 per Kg but could be wrong. And couldn't see much about accommodation or if they even have any on site. Wouldn't mind learning to fly fish though :)
http://oldvassetroutandmarronfarm.com.au/
Thanks everyone :)

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They are what they are

Tue, 2018-07-17 18:04

 a trout farm. you catch it... you cannot release it, you have to buy it.

 

it isnt a specialist fly fishing school.

 

it is great to take a family/tourist to catch a fish easily, then have them cook it for you for lunch.

 

 

better off staying in specialist accommodation.

 

I would recommend it for a family outing .

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HELEN

Tue, 2018-07-17 18:41

http://www.goldenponds.com.au/fishing/ maybe have a look at this group as they are just around the corner from me and I have see many people fishing here ....

 

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Helen

Tue, 2018-07-17 18:47

One of my boys went pemby for a day fish the other day. All spots easy to get to. Warren and lefroy. He got some nice trout. Even got a wild one ( not ex brood stock). Some huge reddies in deeper pools.

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 Have a look at Clover

Wed, 2018-07-18 04:49

 Have a look at Clover Cottage instead.

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Plus one Have stayed there

Wed, 2018-07-18 07:40

Plus one
Have stayed there four weeks ago. Plenty of trout in the top pond, but OMG are they hard to tempt.
I (as a salt water fly fisherman previously) got 1 in 4 days (first ever trout on fly!!!!, Bucket list ticked), and the boss nabbed 2 on lures. No bait allowed.
All the trout were large models, ie not just released broods. Despite the few caught it was still great fun and honed the fly skills a lot. I didn't have a good range of fly's designated for trout and the Manji sports store also didn't have many to choose from so lesson learned - get some before you head down, which we are going to do again for sure.
Accommodation is a little pricy but it is sooo cosy with fresh bread smell on arrival and nice hot fire and plenty of wood.

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I went there last year

Wed, 2018-07-18 04:57

Good if you pay and go fish big private dam. The two little dams on property only small concrete trout in them. Nice place to stay all the same.

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see above

Wed, 2018-07-18 07:41

didn't see any small trout in there at all.

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Did you go off

Wed, 2018-07-18 11:41

The property cransy1 to private dam? The property where you stay is mint ,the river below where you stay is a cracker, be good this time of year. When I was there he was finnishing his wife's painting studio( in the tree). Great couple who run the place.

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Nah mate

Thu, 2018-08-02 07:49

Just lazed around the dams below the cottages. Wasn't a serious fishing trip, mostly just to chill.
And yes the Studio in the tree is done. I thought it was a tree house.
As for the river didn't try in there apart from throwing a few plackies, but no luck. Didn't take my spinning gear as I was trying Fly, and over her dead body will the Mrs let me use hers. So modified a fly rod with a spinning reel but as you can imagine the casting sucked.
Will be going again and then will go to the private Dam. He told me it is tons better.

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Thanks everyone. Just googled

Wed, 2018-08-01 11:01

Thanks everyone. Just googled that Golden Ponds place. Looks like that could be a good one for a day trip. Thanks for the advice. :)

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