The Abercrombie starts its flow near Mount Werong around 1200m above sea level as it drops in altitude towards Wyangla Dam where it meets the Lachlan River it flows through farming land and national park.
It holds a range of native fish including the protected Macquarie Perch, River Blackfish and Trout Cod. Silver Perch in large numbers in the lower river at times. Silver perch are protected in the River, but not in the dam. The most prolific native species in the Abercrombie are Murray Cod and Golden Perch. These two species are popular targets for recreation fishermen particularly further towards the rivers lower reaches.
Introduced fish found in the river include European Carp, Redfin Perch, Rainbow and Brown Trout. Trout were once the most commonly targeted fish upstream of the Retreat River. However carp is probably the most prolific species in the river today.
General Trout Stream under NSW fishing regulations.
Open Season: The trout season start at the beginning of the October long weekend and finishes at the end of June long weekend.
Trout Bag & Size Limit: 5 fish. 25cm
For more info visit NSW DPI Website – www.dpi.nsw.gov.au
Bait fishing in the river is popular as you can catch a range of species with the same bait. Try using corn curnels, worms, cubes of cheese or powerbait.
Fly fishing with bead head wooly buggers is the best of the year round fly methods but dry fly in summer is a great option. Hopper patterns are great for native species as are poppers.
Spinning with stump jumpers, blades, minnows, spinner baits and celters have you in with a chance of catching a range of fish.
There are some great fishing holes within Abercrombie River National Park. There are three good camping areas in the park close to the river.
The Tuena/Trunky road also area offers good carp fishing and at times you get a few trout and natives here.