Trout and salmon fishing rules

Artificial fly and lure only waters

In the following table the waters described include the tributaries upstream from where those waters enter the backed up waters of all impoundments contained in those waters.  The backed up waters of those impoundments are not included in the waters of the following table except for Black Lake and Thompsons Creek Dam where the backed up waters of impoundments are included.

Southern NSW Trout Waters

Bobundara Creek

County of Wellesley. The whole of the waters of Bobundara Creek and its tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, the Snowy River. 

Eucumbene River

County of Wallace. The whole of the waters of the Eucumbene River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the dam wall of Lake Eucumbene and including Providence Portal.

Khancoban Creek

County of  Selwyn: The whole of the waters of Khancoban Creek, together with all of its tributaries, from its confluence with the backed-up waters of Khancoban Pondage upstream to its source and including that part of Broken Back Creek from the wall of Murray 2 Pondage downstream to its confluence with the waters of Khancoban Creek.  

Kybeyan River

County of Beresford. The whole of the waters of the Kybeyan River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, the Numeralla River.

Maclaughlin River

County of Wellesley. The whole of the waters of the Maclaughlin River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction, but not including, the Snowy River.

Mowamba River

County of Wallace. The whole of the waters of the Mowamba River (or Moonbah River), its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction, but not including, the Snowy River.

Swampy Plains River

County of Selwyn. The whole of the waters of the Swampy Plain River, its creeks and tributaries downstream of the southern (upstream) boundary of Khancoban Station and upstream from its junction, but not including, the Murray River.

Thredbo River

County of Wallace. The whole of the waters of the Thredbo River (or Crackenback River), its creeks and tributaries upstream from where it enters the backed-up waters of Lake Jindabyne.

Flea Creek

County of Cowley: The whole of the waters of Flea Creek and its tributaries including Tumbledown Creek and its tributaries upstream of the junction with the Goodradigbee River. 

Wilde's Meadow Creek

County of Camden: The whole of the waters of Wilde’s Meadow Creek (including its creeks and tributaries, from a point where its visible flow merges with the backed-up waters of the Fitzroy Falls Reservoir, upstream to its source).

Black Lake

County of Wellesley. The whole of the waters of Black Lake.

Central NSW Trout Waters

Bell River

County of Wellington. The whole of the waters of the Bell River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the Belgravia Road crossing.

Meadow Creek

County of Wellington. The whole of the waters of the Molong Creek and its tributaries upstream from its junction, but not including, Borenore Creek.

Thompsons Creek Dam

County of Cook. The whole of the waters of Thompsons Creek Dam (near Wallerawang).

Spawning Streams

In the following table, the waters described include the tributaries upstream from where those waters enter the backed up waters of all impoundments contained in those waters.  The backed up waters of those impoundments are not included in the waters of the following table.

Southern NSW Trout Waters

Eucumbene River

County of Wallace. The whole of the waters of the Eucumbene River and its tributaries upstream of the dam wall and including the Providence Portal. 

Thredbo River

County of Wallace. The whole of the Thredbo River.

General trout waters

In the following table, the waters described include the tributaries upstream from where those waters enter the backed up waters of all impoundments contained in those waters.  The backed up waters of those impoundments are not included in the waters of the following table.

Southern NSW Trout Waters

Bemboka River

County of Auckland. The whole of the waters of Bemboka River, its creeks and tributaries upstream its junction with, and including, Tantawangalo Creek.

Goodradigbee River

County of Buccleuch. The whole of the waters of the Goodradigbee River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from where it enters the backed-up waters of Burrinjuck Dam.

Ingeegoodbee River

County of Wallace. The whole of the waters of the Ingeegoodbee River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the Victorian border.

Macphersons Swamp Creek

County of Buccleuch. The whole of the waters of the Macphersons Creek and tributaries upstream from where it enters the backed-up waters of Burrinjuck Dam.

Molonglo River

County of Murray. The whole of the waters of the Molonglo River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the railway bridge at Burbong.

Murray River

County of Selwyn. The whole of the waters of the Murray River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the road bridge at Tintaldra.

Murrumbidgee River

County of Cowley. The whole of the waters of the Murrumbidgee River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, including, the Bredbo River.

Queanbeyan River

County of Murray. The whole of the waters of the Queanbeyan River, its creeks and tributaries upstream of the fence boundary of the Googong Dam Reservoir (about 1 kilometres downstream of the wall of Googong Dam).

Shoalhaven River

County of Murray. The whole of the waters of the Shoalhaven River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Mongarlowe River.

Snowy River

County of Wallace. The whole of the waters of the Snowy River, its creeks and tributaries upstream of the Victorian border.

Tumut River

County of Buccleuch. The whole of the waters of the Tumut River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, the Murrumbidgee River.

Tuross River

County of Dampier. The whole of the waters of the Tuross River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the Tuross Falls.

Central NSW Trout Waters

Bell River

County of Wellington. The whole of the waters of the Bell River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Molong Creek.

Belubula River

County of Bathurst. The whole of the waters of the Belubula River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the Cherry Tree Falls low level road bridge near Canowindra.

Boree Creek

County of Ashburnham. The whole of the waters of the Boree Creek and its tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, Mandagery Creek.

Coxs River

County of Westmoreland. The whole of the waters of the Coxs River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, Little River.

Cudgegong River

County of Phillip. The whole of the waters of the Cudgegong River, its creeks and tributaries downstream of the wall of Windermere Dam and upstream from the Lawson Park Weir at Mudgee.

Guinecor Creek

County of Argyle. The whole of the waters of Guinecor Creek and its tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, the Wollondilly River.

KowmungRiver

County of Westmoreland. The whole of the waters of the Kowmung River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Morong Creek.

Lachlan River

County of Bathurst. The whole of the waters of the Lachlan River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the Cowra-Young road bridge.

Macquarie River

County of Bathurst. The whole of the waters of the Macquarie River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Lewis Ponds Creek.

Wollondilly River

County of Argyle. The whole of the waters of the Wollondilly River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Tarlo River.

Northern NSW Trout Waters

Apsley River

County of Vernon. The whole of the waters of the Apsley River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Tia River.

Barnard River

County of Hawes. The whole of the waters of the Barnard River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Gulf Creek.

Barrington River

County of Gloucester. The whole of the waters of the Barrington River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Moppy River.

Beardy Waters

County of Gough. The whole of the waters Beardy Waters, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Furracabad Creek.

Blicks River

County of Fitzroy. The whole of the waters of the Blicks River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the road bridge at Dundarrabin.

Carters Brook

County of Durham. The whole of the waters of Carters Brook, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Stewarts Brook.

Chandler River

County of Clarke. The whole of the waters of the Chandler River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Wollomombi River.

Cobark River

County of Gloucester. The whole of the waters of the Cobark River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Dilgry River.

Cooplacurripa River

County of Hawes. The whole of the waters of the Cooplacurripa River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Mummel River.

Deepwater River

County of Gough. The whole of the waters of the Deepwater River, its creeks and tributaries upstream of the New England Highway road bridge near Deepwater.

Dungowan Creek

County of Parry. The whole of the waters of Dungowan Creek and its tributaries upstream from the road crossing near Ogunbil Station.

Georges Creek

County of Hardinge. The whole of the waters of Georges Creek and its tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Louisa Creek.

Gloucester River

County of Gloucester. The whole of the waters of the Gloucester River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Sharpes Creek.

Guy Fawkes River

County of Gresham. The whole of the waters of the Guy Fawkes River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, the Aberfoyle River.

Gwydir River

County of Hardinge. The whole of the waters of the Gwydir River, its creeks and tributaries upstream of the road bridge at Torryburn.

Gwydir River

County of Hardinge. The whole of the waters of the Gwydir River, its creeks and tributaries downstream of Copeton Dam and upstream of its junction with, but not including, Dingo Creek.

Horton River

County of Murchison. The whole of the waters of the Horton River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Cut Road Creek.

Hunter River

County of Brisbane. The whole of the waters of the Hunter River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, Pages Creek.

Laura Creek

County of Hardinge. The whole of the waters of Laura Creek and its tributaries of the ford at Baldeslie Station.

Macdonald River

County of Vernon. The whole of the waters of the Macdonald River, its creeks and tributaries upstream of the New England Highway road bridge at Bendemeer.

Mcintyre River

County of Gough. The whole of the waters of the MacIntyre River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the road bridge at Elsmore.

Manning River

County of Gloucester. The whole of the waters of the Manning River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from the Gummi Trail crossing.

Moonan Brook

County of Durham. The whole of the waters of Moonan Brook and its tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, the Hunter River.

Moredun Creek

County of Hardinge. The whole of the waters of Moredun Creek and its tributaries upstream of the ford immediately below its junction with Limestone Creek.

Mulla Creek

County of Parry. The whole of the waters of Mulla Mulla Creek and its tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, the Cockburn River.

Myall Creek

County of Hawes. The whole of the waters of Myall Creek and its tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Tuggolo Creek.

Nowendoc River

County of Hawes. The whole of the waters of the Nowendoc River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from Nowendoc Falls.

Nymboida River

County of Sandon. The whole of the waters of the Nymboida River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Wild Cattle Creek.

Oaky River

County of Clarke. The whole of the waters of the Oaky River, its creeks and tributaries upstream from where it enters the backed-up waters of Oaky River Dam.

Oban River

County of Clarke. The whole of the waters of the Oban River (or Ann River), its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, but not including, the Sara River.

Omadale Brook

County of Durham. The whole of the waters of Omadale Brook and its tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, Polblue Creek.

Styx River

County of Clarke. The whole of the waters of the Styx River, its creeks and tributaries upstream of the road crossing on the Armidale-Bellbrook road.

Swanbrook Creek

County of Gough. The whole of the waters Swanbrook and its tributaries upstream of the Kings Plains road crossing near Inverell.

Wellingrove Creek

County of Gough. The whole of the waters of Wellingrove Creek and its tributaries upstream from the Gwydir Highway road bridge near Glenn Innes

General trout dams

In the following table, the waters described include the backed up waters of all impoundments and weirs.  The tributaries upstream from where those waters enter the backed up waters of all impoundments contained in those waters are not included in the following table.

Waters

Nearest town

Beardy Waters Dam

Glen Innes

Ben Chifley Dam

Bathurst

Captain's Flat Dam

Queanbeyan

Carcoar Dam

Carcoar

Coolumbooka Weir

Bombala

Diggers Creek Dam

Perisher Valley

Dumaresq Dam

Armidale

Fitzroy Falls Reservoir

Fitzroy Falls

Geehi Dam

Khancoban

Googong Dam

Queanbeyan

Gosling Creek Reservoir

Orange

Guthega Lake

Jindabyne

Happy Jacks Pondage

Cabramurra

Island Bend Dam

Jindabyne

Jounama Pondage

Talbingo

Khancoban Pondage

Khancoban

Lake Bathurst

Tarago

Lake Canobolas

Orange

Lake Crackenback

Thredbo

Lake Eucumbene

Adaminaby

Lake Jindabyne

Jindabyne

Lake Lyell

Lithgow

Lake Wallace

Wallerawang

Lake Williams

Nimmitabel

Malpas Dam

Armidale

Mardsen Weir

Goulburn

Murray 2 Pondage

Khancoban

Oberon Dam

Oberon

Paddy's River Dam

Tumbarumba

Pejar Dam

Goulburn

Redground Dam (Crookwell water supply)

Crookwell

Rossi Weir

Goulburn

Sheba Dams

Nundle

Talbingo Dam

Talbingo

Tantangara Dam

Adaminaby

TodKill Park Dam

Crookwell

Tooma Dam

Khancoban

Tumut Ponds

Cabramurra

Tumut 2 Pondage

Cabramurra

Three mile Dam

Kiandra

Wentworth Falls Lake

Wentworth Falls