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Thredbo Valley fishing experiences

Summer fishing in the crystal-clear waters of the Thredbo River is an unforgettable experience. Learn the basics of fly fishing on a tour, surrounded by the beauty of the Thredbo Valley. Visit Gaden Trout Hatchery. Hire or bring your own waders, rods, flies and lures (no bait fishing) and see if the rainbow and brown trout are biting. There are top fishing spots easily accessed from Thredbo village, Ngarigo and Thredbo Diggings campgrounds, Bullocks Flat and Thredbo River picnic area.

You’ll need a current NSW recreational fishing licence to fish in all waters.

A man casts a fly-fishing line in a river near Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Thredbo Resort
A person fly fishing in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/DPIE

Thredbo River fly fishing tour

Cast a line into crystal clear Thredbo River on a guided Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing tour. Spend a full or half day trout fishing in Kosciuszko National Park. Great for beginners and experienced fly fishers.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tours run from the October long weekend to the June long weekend, throughout the fly fishing season. Contact Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing for dates.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Snowy Mountains
Operated by
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Man holding a rainbow trout and fishing rod wading in a river. Photo: M. Tripet/The Fly Program

Fly fishing tuition and guided tours

Explore the peaceful beauty of Thredbo River on a fly fishing guided tour in Kosciuszko National Park. Learn new skills or practise old ones with the help of The Fly Program. All equipment provided.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tours run from the October long weekend to the June long weekend. Tours can be half or full days. Contact The Fly Program for details.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Snowy Mountains
Operated by
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Fly-fishing at Tom Groggin campground, Koscisuzko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/NSW Government

See NSW recreational fishing fees and regulations

You’ll need a current NSW recreational fishing licence to fish in all waters. Fishing season runs between the October and June long weekends in Kosciuszko National Park. The Thredbo River is a declared ‘Trout Spawning Stream’, so there’s a 1 fish per angler, per day limit. Minimum size 50cm. Or, enjoy catch and release all day.

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.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Wheelchair
access
Medium
Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Snowy Mountains
A family unloads bikes from a van and walks towards tents at Thredbo Diggings campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/DPIE

Thredbo Diggings campground

Camp under the snow gums at secluded Thredbo Diggings campground by the Thredbo River, and explore the walks, mountain biking, fishing and alpine attractions on its doorstep.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Snowy Mountains
Two mountain bike riders walk past a tent at Ngarigo campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/DPIE

Ngarigo campground

With its peaceful setting on Thredbo River, Ngarigo campground is perfect for groups who want to go riding, fishing, hiking or touring on Alpine Way.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Don't mind a short walk to tent
Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Snowy Mountains