Fishing on the Lachlan River

Fishing on the LachlanThe inland rivers and lakes of the Heart of NSW provide some of the best sweet-water angling in the country. The fishing is set in the background of the quintessential inland river, with its slow waters, deep pools, fallen tree fish habitats, all near deep weirs, and shaded camping spots. Fish are important to the region for several reasons. These include angling, river health and indigenous cultural significance.

There are a number of species making angling very productive, the better known being the Murray Cod. The Golden Perch and Catfish however, are also targeted by many catch-and-release anglers. The impact of a days angling can’t be underestimated.

The river banks are shaded by tall red gum, many of which have aboriginal scars and markings. Of course, most anglers will want to keep one or two fish for the BBQ. Species include Murray Cod, Golden and Silver Perch, Catfish and Redfin.

Fishing Licences

Lachlan RiverWhen fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you are required by law to pay the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee and carry a receipt showing the payment of the fee. This applies when spear fishing, hand lining, hand gathering, trapping, bait collecting and prawn netting or when in possession of fishing gear in, on or adjacent to waters. For more information please visit the NSW Department of Primary Industries website:

Licences are available for a few days to three years, with concessions available:

  • $7 for 3 days
  • $14 for a month
  • $35 for 1 year$85 for 3 years

Licences are available from:
Condobolin Shell – 118 Bathurst St, Condobolin, NSW 2877
Spot 4 – 36 Bathurst St, Condobolin, NSW 2877
Foodworks Supermarket – 24 Denison St, Condobolin, NSW 2877