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Trout Fishing

The Snowy Mountains region is considered to be the premier trout fishing area in the state of New South Wales.

The headwaters of the Murrumbidgee, Eucumbene and Snowy Rivers, the lakes of the Snowy Mountain Scheme; Eucumbene, Jindabyne, and Tantangara and the Three Mile Dam at Kiandra, as well as the numerous basalt streams of the Monaro, cater for all disciplines of angling in a myriad of fishing environments.

The NSW Government’s Gaden Trout Hatchery, on the Thredbo River, 10km north-west of Jindabyne, is one of Australia’s main centres for breeding and rearing cold water fish. Four species, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and Atlantic salmon are produced by Industry & Investment NSW and stocked into the dams and river systems of our trout fisheries in the snowy mountains, southern highlands, the central tablelands and New England areas.

This is a great trip for all fishers – in fact a great trip for everyone!

There is no closed season on the lakes in the Snowy region; only the rivers are closed during the winter months while the fish are spawning (June to October long weekend). Trout fishing is a recreation that can be enjoyed all year. Here you will find hungry trout waiting to seize on any passing insect.