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Danjera Dam - Nowra. NSW

Danjera Dam is is located around 20km west of Nowra on the NSW south coast. It is one of the largest buttress type dams in Australia.Surrounded by bushland it is a picturesque location which is gaining in popularity. Although relatively small is area, Danjera Dam is quite deep with steep sides. Electric motors, paddle or sail power are permitted, thus making it a great canoe / kayak fishing location where one can sneak up on fish without the worry of waves and wakes from bigger bass / ski boats.

Danjera Dam Fact Box
Nearest Town Nowra
River System Danjera Creek - Shoalhaven River
Construction Date 1971
Surface Area 90 hectares
Average Depth 15 meters
Greatest Depth 30 meters
Capacity 7 800 mega litres






Bass, Rainbow Trout and eels can be caught in Danjera Dam.
Rainbow Trout and Bass are stocked.
Fish restocking done by Shoalhaven City Council and Southern Bass Fishing Club.

No internal combustion motors are permitted on Danjera Dam.
Electric motors, paddle or sail power are permitted only.
There is a launching area near dam wall which is down a steep bank making more suited to canoes / kayaks than small tinnies.

Camping ispermitted in designated areas only.
Hotel / Motel style accomodation is available in Nowra. See Accommodation page for details.

Toilets, BBQs, fire wood provided (but bring your own in case), non-potable drinking water and bins are provided in two picnic / camping areas.
Ranger on site.

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