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The Murrumbidgee River is affectionally known as the “Bidgee” by locals. The river is the life blood of the district, providing life giving irrigation water for local agriculture and hours of fun for visitors and local alike. Visitors can enjoy a swim in the river from Sandy Point or throw a line in at Wooloondool Regional Park.

Fishing is at its best in Hay. With a choice of both the Murrumbidgee and Lachlan Rivers to choose from, anglers have the pick of locations to catch the mighty Murray Cod. You can also expect to find Yellow Belly, Redfin, Brim, Catfish and Carp. Crayfish can also be caught in season, but bag and size limits must be observed. Yabbying is also a fun activity that is popular with both visitors and locals.

Bait is readily available in Hay and there are several outlets where you can get licenses. The Hay Weir is a popular fishing spot, along with several other reserves along the Murrumbidgee River.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Riverina recognises the Wiradjuri people, who are the traditional custodians of these lands. We pay respect to the Wiradjuri people both past and present, and recognise the culture, strength, resilience and capacity of the Wiradjuri people. We also acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians to this country we all live in and share together.