The year 2011 has seen the water level in the Maranoa River remain high enough to allow small fishing boats to be put into the water at the Old Crossing. From here, boats can row (or motor) up to the bridge, stopping off at prime fishing spots to try their luck with line, tackle and bait.
People also fish from the footbridge and the riverbank with good results. Yellowbellies, bobbies and a few other less desirable fish are caught, with the highly prized cod caught only occasionally.
Fishing is a popular sport for young and old alike, and a pleasant way to spend time in a beautiful and very peaceful place.