Fishing

Lake Lyell is a picturesque lake in the Hartley/Lithgow area.

Accessed easily by a main road, the drive out is as beautiful as the lake itself. Similar countryside as Hartley with some livestock, wide open fields, and that openness that is the regions trademark.

A popular place for fishing and camping, Lake Lyell attracts families and couples alike. Approximately 5/10 minutes from Hartley, well worth a visit.

Lake Oberon or Oberon Dam is regularly stocked with brown and rainbow trout and can be fished throughout the year from the water’s edge. Boating and swimming are prohibited without special permission. Most streams contain trout and are stocked with trout fingerlings periodically.

Access points exist to Lake Oberon and local streams, but permission must be sought from the owner if water is on private property. The two fishing spots suggested for visitors to the Lake are: Kelly’s Bay (and nearby Racecourse Creek) and the Oberon Dam Picnic Area.

Fishing in streams is permitted from the Friday before the long weekend in October to the Monday nearest the 1st June.

All anglers must have a Freshwater Fishing License. This can be obtained from the Shell Garage, Arrows Newsagency and the Royal Hotel.

The Oberon Visitor Centre can provide more detailed information on where to fish and how to access rivers and streams.