The area above the Murrumbidgee River, Eucumbene river, Tantangara dam
and Kiandra offers glorious fly fishing opportunities.
Top End of Murrumbidgee River
The top end of the river have very small water ideal for 0 to 3 weight
outfits. It offers high altitude fly fishing for small but brilliantly
rainbow and brown trout.
The Cave Creek is another super little fishery in the area that supplies
tiny rainbows and brown trout. But occasionally you'll find a better
brown or maybe half a pound.
Mid Reaches of the upper Murrumbidgee
It is defined as the stretch from Long Plain Road to Dairymans Creek
junction. On the river downstream there is a small gorge which was
dominated by brown trout and some rainbows too.
Upper Murrumbidgee above Tantangara
The area is known for having good quality trout. There is some fabulous
water and the track past the bridge is still good for walking access and
ends at Haines Hut on the upper section of the Murrumbidgee Arm of the
There is some reasonable fishing in the Tantangara Creek. A royal Wulff,
Red Tag, Geehi Beetle and Parachute Adams are effective dries, and good
nymphs include bead-head Hares Ear and pheasant tail nymphs. Hopper
patterns are worth a try in season.
The area offers reasonable fishing, it's just a short walk to the
junction of the creek itself and the Murrumbidgee River. There is a good
beat upstream towards the gorge with plenty of pools and runs to fish.
Upper Eucumbene River
The upper Eucumbene has been known for its distinctive fishing record.
From a very small creek-like beginnings, it is quickly swollen by a
myriad of feeder creeks and streams. These creeks and streams are a home
to many fish such as brown and rainbows. They are abundant in the area
especially during summer.