Fishing and Camping

Brewarrina is famous for its fishing.  Renowned as the ‘Fishing Capital of the West’, it’s a mecca for many fisherman throughout Australia, who return each year to enjoy its peaceful tranquillity and reap the rich rewards from fishing this bountiful section of river to catch Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, Black Bream and Catfish.  

Popular fishing spots include the Straight, Black Stump, Boomerang Island, Barwon Bridge Boat Ramp, 4-mile Camping Reserve and 6-mile Reserve up stream of Brewarrina.   Locals suggest floating bait near snags or from the sloping bank and trying imitation frog lures for Yellowbelly. Fresh shrimp is excellent bait. Bait is available at the Service Station and fishing licences can be obtained from the Brewarrina Court House or online at

Contact Details

Brewarrina Visitor Information and Exhibition Centre
Phone: 02 6830 5152
Fax: 02 6839 2642