Lifejackets are an essential piece of equipment while fishing, there are a number of different styles available. The RMS explains the different types in the link below
Please Note: Inflatable life jackets require 12 monthly checks, information about what is required in the check can be found on the link below.
Information about boating on waterways within NSW including licences, safety and rules can be found on the Roads and Maritime website.
Recreational Fishing information
The fishing waters for the Riverina Classic can be found on the Map tab above.
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The 5th Annual Riverina Classic Fishing Competition will take place on the 9th, 10th & 11th February 2018
The Riverina Classic Catch and Release Fishing Competition is three great days of fishing over a weekend in February each year. As a charity event proceeds from the 2018 Riverina Classic will be distributed to the Griffith & Coleambally Branches of Can Assist. Some funds are used to help re-stock the Murrumbidgee River with native fingerlings securing a healthy and sustainable fishing future.
The 2018 Riverina Classic is a full photo entry competition, giving anglers better flexibility on fishing hours, allowing the entry of over-sized cod to be accepted in the competition improving the survival rate of catch and release fish by reducing the amount of time the fish spends in captivity. Photos will be accepted by SMS, Email or by presenting your photo in person to the HQ tent during the HQ operating hours. To check out the rules and guidelines for photographing your fish, see here.
The inaugural Darlington Point Riverina Classic was held in early April 2014. It was a great success, with 415 Competitors registering for their chance to take home something from our $45,000 prize pool. In our first year we donated $15,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. 3000 native fingerlings were released and the Committee decided we would try again.
The efforts in the second year outdid the first with the prize pool growing to $50,000 and 524 Competitors taking part. $18,000 was donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and in an effort further enhance sustainable fishing 5000 native fingerlings were released.
2016 saw 492 entrants trial the new photo competition, vying for over $50,000 in prizes. 94 eligible fish were caught and released & more than 2000 Cod and nearly 5000 Golden Perch were released into the Murrumbidgee River. $20,000 was donated to The Motor Neurone Griffith and District Support Group and MND New South Wales.
2017 was a hot weekend so entrant numbers were lower, we raised $20,000 for The Motor Neurone Griffith and District Support Group and released 8,000 fingerlings back into the river system.
For any persons considering entering the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park and or Regional Park or any National Parks or Regional Parks at any time please visit the National Parks and Forestry Corporation websites (links below) for important information including but not limited to Safety Information / closures and all information required before entering any National Parks and or Regional Parks at any time. Please be advised to be very careful after rain when road services can be extremely hazardous.