Fly Fishing | New South Wales | Murrumbidgee River
Yaouk to Dry Plains

Fishery 4 Rating

Waterway Type

River
River

Catchment

Murrumbidgee 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 authoritive information visit https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.



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Fishing

The trout generally cruise the pools, so a couple of minutes spent watching before you start casting can pay dividends. A bow wave or rise will often give them away. Some of the glides are quite wide, so be very thorough with your searching.
Trout will sometimes take on the third or fourth pass over the same spot. If it looks like a likely place for a fish, there will probably be one in residence. The trout can be reluctant to move from their lies to take a fly.
There are some big fish in these waters, and those that aren't are still a respectable size, around 0.5 kg being the average.
Productive flies include CDC sedge, emergers, pheasant tail nymphs and hopper patterns in summer.

Access

About one kilometre out of Adaminaby, towards Cooma, take the road to Bolaro East. About four or five kilometres along this road, you will cross the Murrumbidgee, at Bolaro Station, where there is easy access. Please catch and release everything in this area, as Bolaro has fishing lodges and paying guests using this section. For more privacy and less fished water, keep driving a few kilometres – the road follows the river. Turn right towards Cooma and you will go close to the river again after five kilometres.

15 kilometress south of Adaminaby, turn east off the Snowy Mountains Highway onto Dry Plains Road, then left onto Caddigat Road.

Other sections of the Murrumbidgee:
Murrumbidgee River – Headwaters to Tantangara Dam
Murrumbidgee River – Tantangara Dam to Yaouk
Murrumbidgee River – Dry Plains to Cooma

Note: access information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritive information visit https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.

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