The Folly fronts onto 7 km of the Severn River, which has been stocked with Murray Cod, Yellowbelly and Silver Perch. There are a number of excellent fishing holes and guests may go fishing in any of them but we do ask that you release the fish again so that they remain there.
Ben offers a half day fishing tour for up to 4 guests where you will be driven to some of the harder to get to waterholes.
If you have your own gear please feel free to bring it along, and for those who haven’t done much fishing before, we can help you get started. Let your kids discover the thrill of catching and releasing a fish. Either way it’s a great way to spend a few hours, relaxing on the bank or one of the sandy beaches. It’s so peaceful and quiet….serious downtime. You can buy bait at Stanthorpe Outdoor Supplies, but we find the local yabbies make for perfect bait and pretty easy to catch, just turn over a few rocks in and around the river and you’re away. And of course lures will do the job too. We have plenty on hand if you’d like to try them out.
Fishing at The Folly is fun for seasoned fishermen or those just wanting to experience this popular past-time. Kids especially love throwing in a line.
Remember to bring warm, preferably waterproof, clothes in the winter and always remember to pack a hat and sun protection.