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Fishing

Back to nature

If you love fishing – from a boat or from the bank – you’ll find plenty of spots where you can throw in a line and enjoy nature at its very best North of the Murray. Get back to what matters, with picturesque landscapes, fresh country air, and the chance to land that Murray Cod you’ve always dreamed of.

Base yourself in Corowa, Mulwala, Howlong or Urana, drop in on the friendly staff at one of the local businesses that stock fishing supplies. They will be sure to share some secret fishing spots. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up your NSW fishing licence, which is required for the Murray River and Lake Mulwala.

Catch of the day

The legendary Murray Cod is the undisputed king of The Murray and the largest purely freshwater fish in the country. Capable of growing to more than one metre in length and upwards of 25kg at full maturity, they are a legendary sporting fish providing a great challenge for even experienced anglers.

Golden Perch or Yellowbelly are another prized freshwater species often growing beyond 50cm and 5kg. Redfin or English Perch are an introduced species, easily identified by the prominent red pectoral fins and spined dorsal fin along their back. Because it was introduced, Redfin is listed as a pest (not to be returned to the water). As a sportfish they punch well beyond their weight and offer excellent eating.

The Murray Crayfish are the second largest freshwater crayfish in the world and can be found in the Murray River near Corowa . They are considered a delicacy and as such have been subject to severe over-fishing. They’re a welcome catch for the winter angler, but do be aware of bag limits and other regulations.

Other fish may be caught in and around the region but are undoubtedly less common. Species include Silver Perch, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and the very rare and endangered Trout Cod.

The dreaded European Carp is unfortunately a common catch across our region. They are classified as a noxious pest, and if caught cannot be returned to the water. Their pest status aside, they are relatively easy to catch and can provide good sport and fun for the kids, though being bottom feeders they are not for the plate.

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Show off your catch

Post a photo of your latest catch on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #northofthemurray and let other anglers know what to expect in this fishing paradise.

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FISHING LICENCE SUPPLIERS

Grab your licence, and some tips about where they’re biting today, at one of these local outlets:

Sportspower Corowa, Corowa Service Station, Corowa Computers Electronics & Outdoors, Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski, Intents Fishing & Camping, BP Mulwala.

Several of these outlets also stock tackle and bait.

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RESOURCES AND RULES

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Corowa

With around 6000 people calling Corowa home, this historical town and regional centre is a great…

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Corowa Foreshore

No matter the season, there is always something to do along the Corowa Foreshore! The Corowa Lagoon…

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Corowa Common

Corowa Common offers 48 hectares of natural river red gums located on the banks of the Murray River…

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Granthams Bend

Granthams Bend is what Murray River Camping is about. Set on a sweeping bend of the Murray River…

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Howlong

Ever since Major Mitchell set up camp in this area in 1836, this small town has been a living…

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Kyffins Reserve Mulwala

Kyffins Reserve offers over one kilometre of shoreline and bush camping and walking tracks, on the…

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Lake Mulwala

Lake Mulwala is an unforgettable sight with its majestic and ghostly river red gums, and offers a…

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Lions Park Howlong

Lions park Howlong is wrapped around the Murray River with a beautiful sandy beach for swimming,…

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Lake Mulwala Sportfishing

Lake Mulwala Sportfishing provides guided fishing charters and outdoor tours based in Yarrawonga,…

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Lumbys Bend

Lumbys Bend is a delightfully relaxing and beautiful spot on the Murray River, located on a…

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Lake Mulwala Barby Boats

Hire 10 and 12 person boats with barbecue on board as well as quality speaker system, large coolers…

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Mulwala

Lake Mulwala’s water-based activities are a focal point of Mulwala township, but this country town…

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MV Paradise Queen

The all weather luxury cruise boat 'MV Paradise Queen' cruises on Lake Mulwala and the Mighty…

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P.S. Cumberoona

Experience boating by the lake first hand with Yarrawonga's only Paddlesteamer PS Cumberoona.…

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River of Islands Houseboat

Welcome to River of Islands. Take your time to explore the Murray River on a drive-yourself…

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Stantons Bend

Stantons Bend is a popular reserve 18kms outside of Corowa. Sandy river beaches make it a popular…

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The Wagon Wheel Reserve

Wagon Wheel is situated within the Collendina Precinct - Murray Valley Regional Park, 8.7…

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Urana

Urana is a charming township, full of character, and a must-see when visiting the region North of…

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Urana Aquatic Centre

The Urana Aquatic Centre is a man made lake developed on the original site of the town’s water…

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Mulwala campground

Also known as Hinches Beach, Mulwala campground offers free campsites for caravans, motorhomes and…

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Lake Mulwala Fish Camp and Ski

They are a Fishing and Outdoor store on the shores of Lake Mulwala. They pride themselves on…

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Yamaha Cod Classic

It with great excitement the Mulwala Football Netball Club announces that the iconic Lake Mulwala…

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Waterski, Wakeboard, Wakesurf, Tubing

Spend some time one on one with some of the best experts in Australia teaching you new skills. From…