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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.

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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, 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.

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RESOURCES AND RULES

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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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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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The Wagon Wheel Reserve

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

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Corowa Foreshore

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

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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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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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Corowa Common

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

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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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Corowa

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

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Mulwala

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

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Urana

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

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Howlong

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

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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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Lumbys Bend

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

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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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Shaw's Flat

Nestled amongst towering River Red Gums, Shaw's Flat is the perfect setting for a day trip,…

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MV Paradise Queen

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