Paroo-Darling National Park

Fishing

Fishing is a very popular activity in the Darling River section of the park. Fish that are commonly caught here are European carp and golden perch. You might catch a Murray cod, silver perch or even an eel-tailed catfish.

Please be aware of fishing laws including bag limit and protected species. You must release silver perch and the eel-tailed catfish if caught, and there is a closed season on Murray cod during September to November.

If you're going fishing anywhere in the park, you'll need a fishing licence. Get more details from the NSW Fisheries website.

Fishing spots

Coach and Horses campground

Coach and Horses campground in Paroo-Darling National Park (Image: Steve Thompson/DECCW)In a delightful, shady spot next to a bend in the Darling, the Coach and Horses campground offers a bush camp with views up and down the river.

Spend the day exploring the river in a kayak or canoe or enjoy a spot of fishing. If you’re walking along the banks of the river, be sure to keep an eye out for the local birds.

Coach and Horses campground has sites for caravans and camper trailers, so it’s a great place to stop on your drive tour of outback NSW. Plus, it’s equipped with barbecues and picnic tables so you can enjoy lunch or an evening meal with a scenic view.

Activities: camping, picnics and barbecues, fishing, paddling

Getting there: Coach and Horses campground is in the Walga precinct of Paroo-Darling National Park. It is about 50km from Wilcannia on the eastern Tilpa Road.  

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. Dry weather only.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets

Water supply: River water on tap

Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Not permitted here: Solid fuel fires.

Contact: White Cliffs Visitor Centre (Paroo Darling National Park), Phone: 08 8083 7900