Man driving boat on Lake Cargelligo
Boat on Lake Cargelligo

Fishing on the Lachlan River

The shade of an old river gum, listening to the calls of the birds and waiting for the tug on the line to signal the ‘big one’ is a scene conjured up by many and for the people on the banks of the Lachlan River in The Heart of NSW it is a reality.
Renowned for its great fishing, the Lachlan River offers plenty of opportunities for fishermen as it winds its way through the countryside between Forbes to Hillston. There are many well known fishing spots and a few the jealously guarded locations around Condobolin, Kiacatoo, and Lake Cargelligo.
Fish are important to the region for several reasons. These include angling, river health and indigenous cultural
Adding to the enjoyment of the fishing, is the opportunity to experience the native wildlife in its natural habitat and
view tall red gum trees scattered along the river banks which have been left scarred and intricately carved by the
original human inhabitants of the region.
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. 

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