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Anyone have any experience or references for some trout fishing options near Sydney? I am heading down there to visit some family and introduce them to my new daughter and thought I might bring a rod. Saltwater is out, but I was thinking some light hiking and/or roadside action in the nearby hills would be fun for a day trip.

Any info would be great; I didn't find much with the search function.

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The good trout fishing in Australia remains in the Snowy mountains to the South West and in Tasmania. Sydney is semi-tropical, never freezes and even in the Blue Mountains about an hour west the trout fishing is very slim. The Murrumbidgee and Thredbo rivers in New South Wales, near their headwaters, can be good. The Goodradigbee outside of Canberra is also good, though Canberra is a 3 hour highway drive. You would need to check your regulations and seasons and get appropriate licenses etc. You may have more fun checking out the beaches around Sydney- Tamarama and Coogee, Bondi and Manly are all fun beaches to catch some waves on.

You might get a break when the Tailor are running off the beaches they can put up a mean fight and are equivalent to the east coast Bluefish though smaller in size. There is also a migratory fish called Australian Salmon, no relation to any northern hemisphere fish, that will attack a fly.
 
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