Fish River (Oberon)

Fish River, a perennial stream[1] that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the central western district of New South Wales, Australia.

Fish River
Fish River Creek[1]
Fish River, pictured near O'Connell, 2013
Etymologythe amount of fish in the river[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRASouth Eastern Highlands
DistrictCentral West
Physical characteristics
  locationnear Shooters Hill
  elevation1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Macquarie River
near White Rock
668 m (2,192 ft)
Length119 km (74 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacquarie catchment, Murray–Darling basin
  leftCampbells River
  rightDuckmaloi River
ReservoirLake Oberon

The Fish River rises on the plateau south east of Oberon, and flows generally to the north-west, becoming the main headwater of the Macquarie River just east of Bathurst. The river is impounded by a reservoir near Oberon which supplies water for the region. The Fish River descends 493 metres (1,617 ft) over its 119 kilometres (74 mi) course.[2]

The Fish River was given its name by George Evans in 1813, because of the large number of fish they found in it, being a rare permanent stream.[1]

See also


  1. "Fish River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  2. "Map of Fish River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Retrieved 24 January 2013.

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