Just a short drive from the Sturt Highway near Renmark, Lake Cullulleraine stands as an oasis for visitors amongst the otherwise dry expanse of the Mallee. A natural billabong of the Murray River, significant works have ensured Lake Cullulleraine has a constant supply of water, allowing the creation of a community built around its southern shoreline. The township of Cullulleraine features a caravan park and camping facilities for visitors, complementing the lake as a hub of recreational activity. There’s swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and jet-skiing, with the lake’s well-defined shoreline trails offering walking, bike riding or running for those looking to stay dry.
Good sized native fish catches are more than enough reason to make the visit to Cullulleraine, with Murray cod and golden perch both present in good numbers with long term, continuous stocking. Redfin are another common catch, making especially good targets in the mornings and afternoons on hot days. No matter the species, bait fishing is likely to yield the best results although deep diving lures and spinnerbaits cast around any structure are a great bet when the water is clearer.
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