Ever wanted to learn the art of fly fishing? The region has a range of experienced and knowlegable guides that know all the best spots and will have you landing fish in no time.
The Tumut Fishing, Camping and Outdoor Store will be able to put you in touch with a guide or tutor to teach you how to cast and the best spots to test your skills.
Why not test the waters of the High Country? From the headwaters of the mighty Murrumbidgee stocked with trout to the Blowering Dam boasting some of the biggest Murray Cod in the country.
Local Tips & Advice
Many of the rivers and creeks in the Tumut Region are declared General Trout Streams. This means that fishing is only permitted in these streams from the beginning of the October long weekend until the end of the June long weekend each year.
The region's dams allow fishing all year round, however Murray Cod are protected when they are spawning during Spring.
Murray crayfish prosper in Blowering Dam but regulations apply so always check for local advice.
Check out the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide to ensure you comply with the current regulations.
The Tumut Region has a wide variety of accommodation to suit any angler from motels to caravan parks but best of all there are loads of free camping opportunities in the region.
Maps & Resources
For the fishing enthusiast, the Department of Primary Industries publishes a Freshwater Fishing Guide. Click here for more information.
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Fishing in the Tumut Region
The Tumut region is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque and varied inland fishing areas in NSW. Blowering Dam and the Murrumbidgee River are fantastic native fisheries abundant in Murray Cod, Golden Perch and Redfin, while Talbingo and Jounama Dams along with the Tumut River and it's tributaries harbour magnificent Brown and Rainbow Trout.
With the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme came a heaven-sent environment for fish. However, it was the forethought of local fishing enthusiasts and the Department of Fisheries which has led to today's fishing mecca. The waterways are regularly restocked with thousands of trout and native fish.
For updated dam levels see http://www.mirrigation.com.au/
For more information on fishing in the Snowy Mountains see
One of Tumut's best local fishing spots lies on the Tumut River between the Riverglade Caravan Park and Mill Angle, or at the footbridge running over the Tumut River near the Snowy Mountains Trout Farm.
The Thomas Boyd Trackhead on the Goobragandra River also makes for scenic and successful fishing.
Talbingo and its surrounding waterways offer superb deep dam fishing .
Venture into the northern end of Kosciusko National Park to fish in mountain streams including Yarrangobilly River and Jounama Creek.
Jounama Fishing Classic
Local anglers and fishermen from far and wide compete with the best amid tranquil surrounds and a picturesque mountain setting as the sun rises over the beautiful Jounama Pondage.
Boat only fishing competition. Sunrise to 5pm, only 55 boats permitted to enter.
For more information and an invitation to enter contact:
Talbingo Tourist Park (02) 69495239
or Talbingo Fishing Club, PO Box 15, Talbingo 2720 NSW
A NSW recreational fishing license is necessary and can be obtained at:
58 Wynyard Street Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 6947 1100
46 Adelong Rd Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 6947 1965
80 Sydney St Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 6947 2255
Old Butter Factory 5 Adelong Rd Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 6947 7025 Fax. 02 6947 3752
P.O Box 472 Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 6454 9597 Fax. 02 6454 9598
Capper St, Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 69472155
Talbingo Supermarket Shop
12 Talbingo Shopping Centre 2720 Phone. 02 6949 5335 Fax. 02 6949 5217
24 Whitty St Talbingo 2720 Phone. 02 6949 5239 Fax. 02 6949 5349
Batlow Service Station
10 Tumut Road Batlow 2730 Phone. 02 6949 1376 Fax. 02 6949 1376
or online at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au.