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Fishing in NSW

Experience fishing in NSW national parks and cast your line across the state, from beach fishing near Sydney to trout-filled mountain streams in Kosciuszko National Park. Discover the mighty Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, near the Victorian border. Drive north to the fishing havens of Lake Macquarie and Myall Lakes, or head south to shimmering lakes and rugged coastal walks of the Sapphire Coast. You can choose your own adventure, select a fishing itinerary, or join a guided group tour and fish from your kayak. Find out more about fishing safety.

Branches sweep over the river, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

The best places to fish and sleep

Men fishing from a boat at Gulpa Creek. Photo: David Finnegan

Itinerary: Murray River fishing

Ancient red river gums, teeming wetlands and a rich history await you on this fishing trip in the NSW Riverina. Enjoy the famous freshwater fishing and tranquil scenery of the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, now protected in two of the state's newest national parks. Find out more about fishing safety.

2 days
3 locations
The Pines campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/DPIE

The Pines campground

The Pines campground offers great opportunities for paddling, sailing, boating, water skiing and fishing at Blowering Reservoir in Kosciuszko National Park.

Free park entry.
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Tumut area in Snowy Mountains
Bullocks Hut, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH

Bullocks Hut

Historic Bullocks Hut sits idyllically on the Thredbo River, making it a scenic venue for weddings, picnics, fishing or photos in Kosciuszko National Park, near Jindabyne.

Park entry fees apply.
Thredbo-Perisher area in Snowy Mountains