Fly fishing in Australia

Brown trout were first introduced to Australia by Edward Wilson's Acclimatisation Society of Victoria with the goal to "provide for manly sport which will lead Australian youth to seek recreation on the river's bank and mountainside rather than in the Cafe and Casino." The first successful transfer of Brown Trout ova (from the Itchen and Wye) was accomplished by a man called James Arndell Youl in 1864. Rainbow Trout were not introduced until 1894.