Mount Emu Creek is a long but small meandering waterway located in the west of Victoria. The total length of
the Mount Emu Creek is over 250 kilometres. The creek forms near Trawalla, and Trawalla Creek flows to Mount Emu Creek, the quantity and quality of water from Trawalla Creek is of great importance to Mount Emu Creek. Trawalla Creek drains the area of highest
rainfall within Mount Emu Creek’s catchment. It appears that Trawalla Creek contributes most the of the good quality water that enters Mount Emu Creek.
The creek has a length
of approximately 70 kilometres through this sub-catchment, and passes through the township of Darlington. It is the major waterway within the Hopkins Basin. The main drainage area is from numerous small tributaries and gullies to the east and west of the waterway,
including Darlington Creek.
The waterway starts as a series of creeks and waterways which merge to form the Mount Emu Creek which flows
through areas around Beaufort, Skipton, Darlington,
Terang and Panmure. It joins the Hopkins River which eventually
leads out to sea at Warrnambool.
The Mount Emu system is a very popular
fishing stream with the locals and out-of-towners where trophy sized trout can be pursued. The creek is regularly stocked with brown trout from the department of Natural Resources and environment (with the assistance of the Terang Angling Club.)
There is also a small population of brown trout. Trophy size trout are there to be taken but most fish average around
the 1 kilo mark.