Cobungra River at Anglers Rest
|Region||Victorian Alps (IBRA), East Gippsland|
|Local government area||East Gippsland Shire|
|- location||below Mount Hotham and Mount Loch|
|- elevation||1,400 m (4,600 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Big River to form the Mitta Mitta River|
|694 m (2,277 ft)|
|Length||55 km (34 mi)|
|River system||North-East Murray catchment,|
|- left||Victoria River (Victoria)|
|- right||Swindlers Creek|
|National park||Alpine National Park|
Location and features
The Cobungra River rises below the slopes of the ski resort at Mount Hotham and Mount Loch and flows generally east and then north, joined by two tributaries including the Victoria River. At its confluence with the Big River in the Alpine National Park, near Anglers Rest on the Omeo Highway, the two rivers become the Mitta Mitta River, itself a tributary of the Murray River. The Cobungra River descends 743 metres (2,438 ft) over its 55-kilometre (34 mi) course.
The current historical Omeo Highway bridge at Anglers Rest stands on the site of the former river ford known as Jack's Crossing, named for an overseer at the nearby Mount Wills station who drowned while leading a team of packhorses across the flooded river in 1856.
The Cobungra River is particularly noted as being good for trout fishing, in particular brown trout. It was one of just thirteen locations worldwide featured on the fly fishing documentary television series A River Somewhere.
- "Cobungra River: 13175: Historical Information". Vicnames. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Map of Cobungra River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "History: The Blue Duck Story". The Blue Duck Inn Hotel. Blue Duck Inn. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- "A guide to inland angling waters of Victoria: Mitta Mitta basin". Department of Primary Industries website. State Government of Victoria. 11 January 2011. Archived from the original on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- "A River Somewhere – Series 1 and 2". ABC Shop Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 9 April 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
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