Macquarie Recreational Fishing Guide


Our State's fisheries are a community-owned resource. We all have a responsibility to protect and safeguard this natural asset for present and future generations.

Fishing regulations are in place to protect and conserve our fish stocks and aquatic habitats to ensure that fishing activities remain sustainable.

The Macquarie district offers a variety of fishing opportunities for the enthusiastic angler or weekend camper. Native inland fish species including the iconic Murray cod and golden perch are regularly caught in waterways within the district..

Some of the major waterways located within the Macquarie district include the Macquarie (including Burrendong Dam), Cudgegong, Darling, Warrego, Bogan and Lachlan rivers. Also located within the district are a small number of trout streams, including sections of the Cudgegong and Bell Rivers and their tributaries.

This Primefact provides valuable information on fishing in the Macquarie district  including:

  • closures
  • fishing rules
  • catch & release
  • fishing safety
  • trout dams and streams


Published: Aug 2018