An abundance of fishing opportunities await you within the Elm Cottage backyard, the Snowy Mountains region. With 6 rivers and many streams to choose from including the Mighty Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers you quickly become intrigued in the art of trout fishing be it Fly Fishing or spinning, Snowy Mountains stream fishing quickly has you hooked.
The River fishing season is open from the October long weekend until the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June, be sure to have an up to date fishing license which are readily available at Tumut’s Fishing Camping and Outdoor store in Tumut. For all the latest bites and lures David’s the man 6947 1100.
Not to be out done our backyard includes Blowering, Talbingo and Jounama dams which hold over 10 tens the volume of water in Sydney Harbour, so fishing on these dams draws people from all over the state. Numerous varieties of fish are caught in these three dams that leave many an angler with a smile on the face and a full esky.
One of Tumut's best local fishing spots lies on the Tumut River between the Riverglade Caravan Park and Mill Angle, or at the footbridge running over the Tumut River near the Snowy Mountains Trout Farm. The Thomas Boyd Trackhead on the Goobragandra River also makes for scenic and successful fishing.
Before you bait up make sure you are aware of the rules and regulations covering fishing. There is a bag limit of five fish per day in the rivers, 10 for dams and the size limit is 25cm for trout (tip of snout to tail).
So please check with David at Tumut’s Fishing Camping and Outdoor store in Wynyard Street, he‘s open most days.
Take the Hume Highway south, through Goulburn, Yass and toward Gundagai. When arriving at Gundagai bypass the first two exits cross the bridge and take the South Gundagai/Tumut exit with the Shell Service Station. Travel time approx 41/2 to 5 hours.
Take the Hume Highway north to Albury approx. 3 1/2 hours. Travel through Albury and continue along the Hume Highway through to Holbrook and Tarcutta, then take the Adelong & Tumut turn off approx 20kms north of Tarcutta. For the discerning traveller try the Snowy Valleys Way. Travel time approx 5-5 1/2 hours.
Travel the Barton Highway to Yass. On reaching the outskirts of Yass take the by-pass to Gundagai which joins up with the Hume Highway. Travel time approx 2- 21/2 hours.
On reaching Tumut continue along the Snowy Mountains highway towards Cooma, passing the City Centre of Tumut and the sports ground. Take a left hand turn into Tumut Plains Road (just after 5 Ways Studio) and after crossing a one lane heritage bridge, then another small bridge, take the next left into Little River Road. Travel 7.2 km's to the river. Take a right at the gate and travel along the dirt road, until you see the road veer to the left with Elm Cottage signs.