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An abundance of fishing opportunities await you within the Elm Cottage backyard, the Snowy Mountains region. With 6 rivers and many streams to choose from including the Mighty Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers you quickly become intrigued in the art of trout fishing be it Fly Fishing or spinning, Snowy Mountains stream fishing quickly has you hooked. The River fishing season is open from the October long weekend until the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June, be sure to have an up to date fishing license which are readily available at Tumut’s Fishing Camping and Outdoor store in Tumut. For all the latest bites and lures David’s the man 6947 1100. 

For those wishing to have a full day fly fishing via drift boat visit or call Angus Reynolds on 0422 499 839 and organise your trip today. Please book early as this is very popular.

For half day fly fishing tuition on land give us a call and we can organise our guide Dave Hawthorne for you.  Prices start at $280 one person, $380 for 2 people, $480 for 3 people for 4-5 hour lessons.  Full day one person $435, 2 people $535 and 3 people $635.

Not to be out done our backyard includes Blowering, Talbingo and Jounama dams which hold over 10 times the volume of water in Sydney Harbour, so fishing on these dams draws people from all over the state. Numerous varieties of fish are caught in these three dams that leave many an angler with a smile on the face and a full esky.

One of Tumut's best local fishing spots lies on the Tumut River between the Riverglade Caravan Park and Mill Angle, or at the footbridge running over the Tumut River near the Snowy Mountains Trout Farm. The Thomas Boyd Trackhead on the Goobragandra River also makes for scenic and successful fishing.

Before you bait up make sure you are aware of the rules and regulations covering fishing.  There is a bag limit of five fish per day in the rivers, 10 for dams and the size limit is 25cm for trout (tip of snout to tail).

So please check with David at Tumut’s Fishing Camping and Outdoor store in Wynyard Street, he‘s open most days.