Lake Hume - Albury / Wadonga. NSW / Vic Border
16 km upstream along the Murray River of Albury - Wodonga is the
Hume Dam is 305 km downstream of the source of the River Murray,
and 2 225 km upstream of the river mouth. The catchment area of
the Hume Reservoir is 15 280 square kilometres. When full, the
Hume Reservoir holds 3 038 gigalitres and has a total surface
area of 20.2 square kilometres with a shoreline of 365km.
The total length of Hume Dam (including earth embankments on both
sides) is 1 616 m. The height of the spillway hoist bridge above
the bed of the storage is 51 metres. The total quantity of concrete
and earthwork in the dam is 440 000 and 3 300 000 cubic metres
A Victorian Fishing Licence is required to fish all waters within
Lake Hume, from the Lake Hume Weir wall upstream to the Seven
Mile Creek Junction at Talmalmo.
fishing spots include the Bowna Arm, Bethanga Bridge and Wymah.
Fish present: Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Silver Perch, Carp, Rainbow
Trout and Brown Trout and Redfin.
anglers fish Lake Hume specifically targeting redfin. Redfin are
the most prevalent species and large numbers can be caught when
schools of 'reddies' are located. The best baits are worms or
small yabbies or alternatively you can try jigging lures off the
Hume Fishing Classic is held each November. See the Fishing
Competition Calendar for details.
Lake Hume is open to all forms of boating.
the Lake falls below 10% capacity, boating on the Mitta Mitta
Arm and all waters downstream of the Bethanga Bridge on the Murray
Arm is restricted to 4 knots.
No camping is allowed along the foreshore of Lake Hume unless
on private property but land holder permission must be obtained
prior to arrival.
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Regarding Rec Fishing at Lake Mulwala & Lake Hume
Victoria Fishing Licence Online