Turon River

A popular trout fishery for many years, the Turon is now thick with carp and as a result the trout can be a bit harder to find. Some sections of the river still hold some very nice Trout. The upper river holds healthy smaller fish and bigger ones following good rain.

The lower river has a few reserves you can camp at and native fish can be taken in this section of the river. Please release protected species such as trout cod, river blackfish, Macquarie perch and silver perch (which are off limits in streams) if you come across them. You stand a chance of getting a Murray cod or golden perch in the lower reaches. The Macquarie River is worth a look while in the area.

Williwa Creek which feeds the Turon is also worth a look if you are chasing trout. It starts flowing near Portland and winds its way along the eastern edge of Sunny Corner State Forest and then descends to the Turon through farmland.


The Turon River is a “general trout stream” see the DPI website for the latest information on regulations.

Please Note: This river holds a range of protected native species. Make sure you release protected fish.

Public Access Points
Turon River National Park – take the Mudgee Road (Castlereagh Highway) off Great Western Highway near Wallerawang and take the first left after Capertee (look for the sign to Turon Gates) and follow the rough dirt road to the river.

Lower Turon & Macquarie River – Take the bridal trail from Bathurst.

Sofala – Take the Sofala Road from Bathurst or Hill End/Sofala Road from the Mudgee Road at Ilford.