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Lake Hume - Albury / Wadonga. NSW / Vic Border

Located 16 km upstream along the Murray River of Albury - Wodonga is the Hume Dam.

Technical info
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 respectively.

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.
Popular 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.

Many 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 bottom.

The Hume Fishing Classic is held each November. See the Fishing Competition Calendar for details.

Lake Hume is open to all forms of boating.
When 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.

Related Topics:
Water Level Link Goulburn Murray Water
Water Level Link Water Info NSW
Rules Regarding Rec Fishing at Lake Mulwala & Lake Hume
Purchase Victoria Fishing Licence Online

Lake Hume Map

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