The Mackley River

Fishing the Mackley River involves difficult access and low fish numbers so it doesn't really receive much attention from anglers. It is reputed that the low fish numbers are attributed to the acidic water caused by nearby coal mining. Whatever the reason, the low fish numbers in the bottom section decrease even further as you head up into the gorge section. The gorge section is difficult to navigate on foot, deep water and rock bluffs force you up into the thick steep surrounding bush to make progress upstream. As majestically scenic as this river is, it unfortunately is not a river that offers rewards equal to the amount of effort that has to be put in.

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