Fly Fishing | New South Wales | Guy Fawkes River

Fishery 3.3 Rating

Waterway Type



Clarence River catchment

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

Note: species & seasonal information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritative information visit or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.

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As with all New England and Northern Tablelands trout water, the Guy Fawkes fishery is very dependent on rainfall. In good years, the river flows clear and strong, and the fishing can be fantastic. Young rainbows will eagerly take an assortment of dries presented at the heads of pools, and the bigger resident browns can often be tempted with nymphs and large black streamers in the slower bends.
During the evenings in summer and autumn mayfly hatches are very common and make for some great fishing, even in the heart of town (Ebor).
In dry years, the river almost ceases to flow, and regresses to murky pools. The resident brown trout are hardy, though, and can still be caught during these times, with large black streamers working well.


There is fantastic access right in the heart of town, through the Ebor Common. Access is best via Parke Street: look for the gate next to the stockyards. Remember to keep the gate as you find it.
From the Ebor Common downstream to the Ebor Falls is a combination of Travelling Stock Reserve (TSR) and council-owned land, affording anglers a solid days fishing. Often ex-DPI hatchery broodstock are released for the October Long Weekend in the pools under the Waterfall Way bridge.
Upstream from the Ebor Common is privately owned land. Landowners are generally cooperative if approached but have been known to deny access.

For the more athletic amongst us, the pool below the first of Ebor’s twin waterfalls can provide some great fishing.

Note: access information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritative information visit or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.


Royal Wulffbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Klinkhammerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 18janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Pheasant Tail Nymph - tungsten beadbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 18janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger - blackbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec


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