Video Shows Koala Mans A Fishing Rod On The Banks Of A River

This is the bizarre moment a koala manned a fishing rod on the banks of a river. The animal clutched the rod with both paws at the Murray River in northern Victoria.

The video was captured by Lorraine Johns who was having a picnic while fishing with her family when the koala grabbed the rod.

Ms Johns told 9NEWS: ‘We just turned around and there it was holding onto the fishing pole!’ She said the koala was around them for about half an hour before moving on.