arrow-down arrow-left arrow-up calendar clock facebook globe instagram linkedin mail marker phone location tags twitter youtube

Fishing

GET YOUR LINE IN

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. 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, and let them assist you with everything you need for a memorable fishing experience. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up your NSW fishing licence, which is required for the Murray River and Lake Mulwala.

SPECIES YOU MAY FIND

The legendary Murray Cod is the undisputed king of The Murray and the largest purely freshwater fish in the country. Capable of growing in excess of 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 and around the Rutherglen/Wahgunyah stretch of the Murray River. They are considered a delicacy and as such have been subject to severe over-fishing. 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. These 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.

CSC Picnic Fishing 24

FISHING LICENCE SUPPLIERS

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

Sportspower Corowa, Lakeside Caravan Park Mulwala, Corowa Service Station, Corowa Computers Electronics & Outdoors, Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski, Intents Fishing & Camping, Caltex Howlong, Caltex Mulwala.

Several of these outlets also stock tackle and bait.

CSC Picnic Fishing 27

RESOURCES AND RULES

F158265Bc5Fbeb4359A5Fb69B8663A64

The Wagon Wheel Reserve

Wagon Wheel is situated within the Collendina State Forest, 8.7 kilometres west of Corowa township…

D91F61De77Ad9399Ea2Cbd8Fd6Aca7Ec

Corowa Foreshore

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

14D7F2B45Df6Fed3F6E9944195F91728

Lions Park Howlong

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

19F30F1D92A3Eaf4Dd99E46Cebb7C4C2

Kyffins Reserve Mulwala

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

Ab81Abd6B55Ef759Fb46008C9A658Ba4

Lake Mulwala

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

F9Bd4128234D8822Ed8Af30D20F91B46

Corowa Common

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

A90Cb03A9024Ff74608E0135212Ba560

Howlong's Enchanted Hut

Little fairies and pixies can experience a fantastical family outing at the Enchanted Hut in the…

540E87C73Ce397Deff52Cd157F31Bf1D

Yamaha Cod Classic

The Yamaha Cod Classic is fast approaching, excitement is building in the lead up to Lake Mulwala's…

778Ac70B054A03Fb495B96Fb0312Af19

Urana Aquatic Centre

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

D47954C822376624D689269A318Aee67

River of Islands Houseboat

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

383F0C4A591315Fbb9676Bea8E5Ce651

Corowa

Corowa is located on the Murray River on the border between New South Wales and Victoria. Known as…

D6B90D8896849A9F4Db3A3D0E6Aa4682

Mulwala

Mulwala is located west of Albury and offers many outdoor activities. Close to Lake Mulwala and the…

22987Fab14E97472D0557E05A3Bca1E0

Urana

Located in the heart of the beautiful Riverina, Urana Shire boasts a comfortable and relaxed…

73Bad00848Aca6B86Dfcce66Cfa19559

Howlong

Howlong lies on the border between New South Wales and Victoria on the Murray River. Popular for…

Granthams Bend1

Granthams Bend

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

547d69e8c6174b3297d103351264d990c896f3d9 1

Shaws Flat

Shaws Flat is a relatively small reserve. However it is beaming with bird life, has some fantastic…

Lumbys Bend

Lumbys Bend

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

Stantons bend

Stantons Bend

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