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Bedford Weir

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Turnoff Capricorn Highway 1km west of Blackwater (25km north to Mackenzie River).

Anglers are welcome to drop a line in the weir which is stocked with barramundi.

Boating, camping, toilet and shower facilities are provided.

Don’t miss the Saratoga fishing competition in September.

According to the, Department of Natural Resources, you will find:

  • ANGLING SPECIES – Stocked: barramundi, golden perch Other: eels, fork-tailed catfish, jew, leathery grunter, saratoga, sleepy cod, spangled perch.
  • CAMPING – Bush camping alongside the weir.
  • FACILITIES – Toilets, showers, picnic tables, playground, BBQs. DNR staff patrol the site.
  • BOATING – No restrictions apply. Open to all boating activities. Concrete boat ramp.
  • COMMENTS – Fish for golden perch in winter and below the weir in flow events. Golden perch and spangled perch caught on bait and lures in times of low turbidity. A summer saratoga fishery exists in all major waterholes of the Mackenzie River the weirs.