Fish along the beautiful Nicholson River


The Nicholson River catchment is located in northwest Queensland and covers an area of about 53,200 square kilometres. The river rises on the Barkly Tableland in the Northern Territory, 300 kilometres northwest of Camooweal. It flows in a general easterly direction, across the State border. Fish you will catch includes Barramundi, Salmon catfish, Sooty Grunter and Brim just to name a few. There are also crayfish (aka red claw) and a unique fresh water prawn called a Cherabin which is a wonderful bush delicacy that are found in most fresh waterways throughout Cape York & the Gulf of Carpentaria. Wherever you find a dam, river, billabong or creek that is holding fresh water it is worth putting your pots in to see if you can catch a feed. Cherabin can grow to over 30 centimetres!



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