Tenterfield Creek holds Yellow Belly and Cod and is accessible for fishing via a number of access points to the west of town, including Deadman’s Reserve (14km west).
The Mole and Dumaresq Rivers hold Yellow Belly, Cod and Catfish.
Glenlyon Dam, on the QLD border, is regularly stocked with Golden Perch, Murray Cod and Silver Perch, Glenlyon Dam also yields spangled Perch and Eel-tailed Catfish. The dam is known for its big Murray Cod, which can be seen spawning in late winter and early spring.
To the east, the Clarence River holds Bass, Catfish and Mullet, as well as Eastern Cod (must be returned).
Many private operators in the Tenterfield region offer access to creeks and rivers for prime fishing opportunities, including local fishing charter companies.
Note: A fishing license is required for NSW (available online from Service NSW or in person at Service NSW Tenterfield, also Jeff Hollands Sport Store) and Glenlyon Dam (available at the camping grounds).
Closed season for Murray Cod is 1 September to 30 November.