Event held on June 08

Bre Big Fish

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About the Event


The annual Brewarrina Big Fish and Carp muster is proudly bought to you by the Brewarrina Fishing Club. The Bre Big Fish is held every June long weekend with two days of angler delights. This event attracts over 600 people to the region to fish along 120 kilometres of the great Barwon Darling River. This place is extremely significant to the Aboriginal people of western and northern NSW for whom it is imbued with spiritual, cultural, traditional, and symbolic meanings. The creation of the fish traps, and the laws governing their use, helped shape the spiritual, political, social, ceremonial and trade relationships between Aboriginal groups from across the greater landscape. The site was one of the great Aboriginal meeting places of eastern Australia. These amazing stories continue to be handed down from generation to generation. This structure is the largest group of fish traps recorded in Australia and is arranged in an unusual and innovative way that allowed fish to be herded, caught, and stored during both high and low river flows. When you visit Brewarrina you can learn more about the rich culture and this spectacular display of ancient engineering skills by taking a tour with a local tour guides at the Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum, this is an experience you will not forget.