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Fishing

A trip to the Murray region is a great opportunity to throw a line in for the chance to catch your very own fish of the day. Local rivers and lakes are brimming with fish, with the Murray cod and – in the cooler months – the Murray cray the prize catches.

While long stretches of the Murray and connected waterways offer prime fishing, many anglers are drawn to Lake Mulwala, widely known as a Murray Cod hot spot. Along with the prized Cod, you might also hook a Yellowbelly, Redfin or Silver Perch, among many other native and introduced species.

For a copy of the “It’s Fishing Country” brochure, click here or contact the local visitor information centres. You may also be interested in a copy of an Identification and Conservation Guide of Freshwater Fish, Crayfish and Turtles of North East Victoria, which can be accessed from here.

Enjoy a picnic and teach the kids to fish from the creek and river banks, or hop in a tinny and troll from Bundalong to Barmah 

River fishing in Ovens River, the Goulburn River, the Murray River and the Broken Creek is another great way to relax and take in this beautiful part of the world. 

There are over 50 popular fishing locations in the region. The Broken Creek offers great fishing all along. Flowing north-west from Benalla to its meeting with the Murray near Barmah, the Broken Creek offers great access and fine fishing. Head to Nathalia, stock up for a riverside barbecue, and relax down near the bridge at the top end of town.

Further downstream, the majestic heritage-listed Barmah Lakes are a camping and fishing paradise. Peace and tranquillity is the order of the day as you set up camp, cast a line and soak in the quiet. Nibbles or not, you’re sure to bag heaps of relaxation.