Nagambie Fact Box
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Lakes is made up of two main water bodies; Lake Nagambie and
the Goulburn Weir. The Construction of the Goulburn Weir began
in 1887, and was completed in 1891. The Goulburn Weir was the
first major diversion dam built for irrigation in Australia
and was considered very advanced for the time. It was so highly
regarded for its time that it appeared on the reverse of Australian
half sovereign and ten shilling banknotes from 1913 until 1933.
Lake Nagambie holds an array of fish species: Brown Trout, Rainbow
Trout, Blackfish, Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Redfin, Tench, Carp
and Murray Crayfish.
lake receives water released from Lake Eildon and diverts it
via channels for irrigation use. Contains redfin to 800g, tench,
carp, goldfish, brown trout, rainbow trout, blackfish, golden
perch, Australian smelt, flat-headed galaxias and Murray spiny
crayfish. Predominant fish caught by anglers are carp, redfin
and occasional golden perch. Water temperature rarely exceeds
20oC during summer because of cold water releases from Lake
Eildon. This may have affected spawning success of warm water
native fish species such as Murray cod, golden perch and freshwater
catfish. Lowering of water levels by one or more metres each
winter has probably also contributed to changes in aquatic vegetation
and a steady decline in fish catches.
numbers of golden perch were stocked between 1984 and 1990 but
angler catches remained poor. The water is no longer being stocked
with fish although research is underway to determine how to
improve the fishery. Some anglers report catching only carp.
Source - DPI Victoria
A Fishing Licence is required to fish on Lake Nagambie &
Goulburn Weir. These can be purchased from the Visitor Information
Centre, Carlinvale Boat Hire, Nagambie Hardware and the Nagambie
Power boats are permitted on Lake Nagambie. A 5 knot speed limit
applies to Goulburn River, Goulburn Weir and Lake Nagambie after
Concrete boat ramp provided. A launching fee is payable for
use of the Lake Nagambie Boat ramp at McNamara Point. Monies
collected are used to offset the cost of maintaining safe access
to the waterway.
Earthen boat ramp facilities suitable for small hand launched
boats/punts are located beside the Mitchellstown & Chinaman's
Bridges as well as at Turners Island and Major's Creek.
Download the Boating Map HERE.
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Camping and other accomodation including hotel, motel, caravan
parks, and resorts are located at Nagambie. See the
Accommodation page for details.
Victoria Fishing Licence Online