Lake Glenbawn - Scone. NSW
in the shadows of the Barrington Tops National Park, Lake Glenbawn
is renown as the big bass capital of New South Wales. It is situated
around 15 kilometres east of Scone in the upper Hunter region
of New South Wales. The lake was named after a local property
that was resumed for part of the water storage area.
of the Glenbawn Dam was finished 1958. Its primarily role is to
regulate the flow of the Hunter River to meet stock, domestic
& irrigation needs. With a major upgrade in 1986, Glenbawn
now holds 750 000 Megalitres at full supply capacity.
wall is 100 metres high, 1.125 Km long, and is of rock and earth
fill construction. The lake has a surface area of some 2615 hectares
and has a maximum depth of 85 metres. The dam also has additional
reserve capacity to hold back a further 120 000 megalitres of
water in flood situations.
species present are Bass, Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch,
Eel Tailed Catfish, Brown Trout & Rainbow Trout.
There are several accommodation services available around Lake
Glenbawn. See Accommodation
page for details.
Metal Bass Fishing - Garry Fitzgerald
Glenbawn Water Level Link
NSW Fishing Licence Online
Timers Guide to Glenbawn - David Whitlam
Glenbawn Fishing Map
on map for a printable version