What fishing Licence do I need for the Murray River?

A NSW fishing licence is required when fishing in the river, even if the angler is standing on the Victorian bank. A Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence is not valid for angling in the Murray River with the exception of Lake Hume.

Who is exempt from a NSW fishing licence?

There are few exemptions where a fishing licence isn’t necessary, according to the NSW Government Department of Primary Industries. These include: Being a person under the age of 18, or an adult assisting a minor fishing using a single rod or catching prawns with a scoop net. An aboriginal person.

Where can I fish on the Murray River?

Murray cod fishing is excellent upstream of Torrumbarry (located 25 km from Echuca) with numerous deep pools and snags. There is a good boat ramp at Torrumbarry Weir. There are extensive areas of shallow water further downstream to Swan Hill but some fishing is still available in deep gutters and pools.

Is the Murray River NSW or Vic?

The River Murray runs along the border of New South Wales and Victoria and then into South Australia. All three states rely on a certain amount of water from the river.

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Is my Victorian fishing licence still valid?

Can I use this licence interstate? No. This licence is only valid for fishing in Victorian waters.

Do I need a fishing Licence in NSW if I am a pensioner?

Fishing fee exemptions: people who meet certain criteria are exempt from paying. If you are exempt, you must carry your pensioner/concession card while fishing and produce it if requested by an authorised officer.

How much is the fine for fishing without a license in NSW?

The fines are hefty, $200 for not having a valid licence and $75 if it is not with or on you when fishing.

Are there crocodiles in the Murray River?

A freshwater crocodile has been found in the Murray River near the New South Wales-Victoria border, thousands of kilometres south of home.

What fish can be caught in the Murray River?

Fish present in the river are Murray cod, golden perch, trout cod, silver perch, freshwater catfish, bony bream, blackfish, carp, redfin, goldfish, western carp gudgeon, flat-headed gudgeon, Australian smelt, southern pygmy perch, Murray hardyhead, oriental weatherloach and mosquitofish.

Are there sharks in the Murray River SA?

Photo: Shark Smart. A two-metre shark has been spotted by a member of the public in the Murray River near the South Yunderup boat ramp. The report, tweeted out by Surf Life Saving WA, says the shark was sighted 300 metres offshore at 10am on Friday, January 25.

Is the Murray River dangerous?

The Murray remains the deadliest river in Australia, claiming the lives of about two Victorians on average each year, with another drowning this week prompting renewed warnings about the waterway’s lethal hazards.

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What is the widest river in Australia?

Over 400 kilometres from source to sea, the Clarence River on the NSW north coast is one of Australia’s largest rivers. Locals call it the mighty Clarence.

What is the biggest Murray cod ever caught?

The biggest recorded was 1.8m long and weighed 113kg!

The cod’s size depends on its habitat, with those living in smaller waterways reaching at least 60cm and between 3kg to 4kg. In larger waterways they grow to 100 cm or more and weigh up to 20kg. The cod is one of Australia’s prettiest fish.

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