Pick up a copy of the Murray River Access Guide from the Corowa Visitor Information Centre to help you discover this magnificent stretch of river. Along with detailed river maps, there is information on camping, boating and fishing regulations. The guide also includes town maps highlighting public facilities, reserves and boat ramps to ensure your fishing experience is safe and enjoyable. A great resource for anyone visiting the region to enjoy the great outdoors.
Visit 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. 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 the experienced angler.
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. An introduced species, the Redfin is listed as a noxious 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 over time. A welcomed 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.
Download your own copy of the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide here.
Fishing season details can be found by visiting the NSW Department of Primary Industries website; www.dpi.nsw.gov.au
You will need a fishing licence to fish in the Murray River and Lake Mulwala. These can be obtained online or at any of the following local businesses: 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.
Fishing gear, tackle & bait
Pick up all your fishing gear, tackle and bait at one of these local businesses: Sportspower Corowa, Civic Cafe and Camping Store and Corowa Computers Electronics & Outdoors.
Local fishing hot spots!
Drop in or contact one of the our Visitor Information Centres to find out more details.
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