Freshwater Fishing

The waterways around the Snowy River have some of the best trout fishing in the country. Lake Jindabyne is a short 5 minute walk from the Centre, and the nearest boat ramp is only a 2 minute drive down the road.

The lake has numerous shallow bays and wide waters for fishers to cast their lines in, not to mention a Bond-esque mountain range backdrop to perfectly frame your catch-of-the-day pictures.

Learn about Sport Fish

The Gaden Trout Hatchery, located on the Thredbo River near Jindabyne, is one of Australia’s main centres for breeding and rearing cold water sport fish.

Visitors can view feeding of the big fish that come to the surface in some of the brood stock ponds, watch a 10 minute video that outlines the purpose and operations of the hatchery, and go for a walk around the grounds with one of the experienced hatchery staff. Guided tours of the hatchery are conducted 10am and 2pm daily. Fishing is not permitted at the hatchery.