'Just another day in Australia': Family spot 'fishing' koala on camping trip

It does not get any more Australian than this.

Footage has captured the moment a keen koala appearing to cast a line along the banks of the Murray River.

For this furry critter, it was just another day in country Victoria.

The unusual sight was witnessed by one surprised family who say it is something they will never forget.

Lorraine Johns and her family had been camping near Strathmerton, in northern Victoria, on Saturday when they noticed the curious creature roaming nearby their campsite.

It’s common to see fishermen cast a line on the Murray River, but how about a koala? Source: Lorraine Johns

The family left the marsupial to its own devices, but later spotted it propped onto one of their rods, appearing to try and catch a fish.

In the video, a surprised Ms Johns, who shot the footage, can be heard saying: “Just another day in Australia.”

She described the sight as a “bizarre, once in a lifetime opportunity”.

“It just doesn’t happen, does it?” Ms Johns told 7 News.

Avaya Masoe was awestruck by the ‘fishing’ koala. Source: 7 News

Her young granddaughter, Avaya Masoe, said the family were wondering where the animal had come from.

“It was just fishing when we just saw it. It was just amazing,” she said.

Andy Masoe joked the koala may have had better luck with the rod than him.

Lorraine Johns and her family had been camping near Strathmerton, in northern Victoria on Saturday, when they noticed the curious creature roaming nearby their campsite. Source: 7 News

“I hope it catches the fish, because I can’t,” he quipped.

“It was good to see it come down here and try and teach me.”

The Johns family say they have been visiting the camping spot for years and always expect to see some kind of wildlife, but watching the koala casting a line was something they will never forget.

“I haven’t seen it before, I don’t think I’ll see it again,” Ms Johns said.