Dam is located just south of Tumut.
It was constructed in 1968 on the Tumut River to supply
full Blowering Dam has a surface area of 4300 hectares
Holding 1 628 000 megalitres Blowering Dam has a maximum
depth of 91 meters.
Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch*, Rainbow Trout,
Brown Trout, Redfin, Eel-Tailed Catfish * River Blackfish*
and Macquarrie Perch*. Stocked fish Murray Cod, Golden Perch and Silver Perch.
Macquarie Perch are a totally protected species with Silver
Perch, River Blackfish and Catfish are fully protected
in the Tumut District.
All species listed above must be returned to the water
Dam and its tributaries are Notified Trout Waters. These
streams are closed to fishing between the Queens
Birthday long weekend in June to the Labour
Day long weekend in October each year. Fishing is not
permitted in these waters during this time. Yabby/shrimp
traps and hoop nets may not be used in any notified trout
waters at any time.
No fishing is permitted from the Jounama Pondage wall
to 800 meters downstream & from the Blowering Dam
wall to 250 meters downstream on the Tumut River.
Facilities are provided around the dam with walking tracks,
toilets, BBQs, drinking water and bins provided.
Blowering Reservoir is open to all forms of boating.
Several boat ramps are provided around the lake.
Camping is allowed along the foreshore of Blowering Dam.
Access varies depending on water levels.
Other camping, caravan access and cabins around Blowering
Dam with Hotel / Motel accommodation available in Tumut.
See the Accommodation
page for details.
Dam fishes well with steady or rising water. A falling
water can see the fish shut down.
Trolling hard body lures is the most popular technique
Fishing with a bobbed bait along steep banks or around
trees can produce good Golden Perch and Redfin.