You can try your luck at catching the iconic Murray cod, yellow belly or redfin by throwing a line in along the Lachlan River. The fishing is set in the background of the inland river, with its slow waters, deep pools, fallen tree fish habitats, all near deep weirs, and shaded camping spots. Fish are important to the region for several reasons. These include angling, river health and indigenous cultural significance.
The river banks are shaded by tall red gum, many of which have Aboriginal scars and markings. Of course, most anglers will want to keep one or two fish for the BBQ. Species include Murray cod, golden and silver perch, catfish and redfin.
When fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you are required by law to pay the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee and carry a receipt showing the payment of the fee. This applies when spear fishing, hand lining, hand gathering, trapping, bait collecting and prawn netting or when in possession of fishing gear in, on or adjacent to waters.
For more information regarding fishing licenses, please visit the NSW Department of Primary Industries website: