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Lake Windamere - Mudgee. NSW

Construction Date:
River System: Cudgegong River
Capacity: 368 000 Mega litres
Surface Area: 1 030 hectares
Maximum Depth: 55 meters
Average Depth: 20 meters

Lake Windamere has been well stocked over the years with golden perch, Murray cod, and silver perch.
Catfish also call the dam home, but they were indigenous to the Cudgegong River prior to the dam's construction. Rainbow and brown trout were also liberated into Windamere in 1984, but this stocking attempt failed due basically to the high water temperatures during the summer months. Trout can be caught up in the Cudgegong River, but you do need to access these areas by foot because your boat would not get you to the areas where the trout are present. Rainbow and brown trout can be accessed down stream of the dam, and some exceptional fishing can be had in this area at times. However Windamere is better known as a native species fishery, and a very good one at that. Fortunately European carp and Redfin have not found their way into Windamere. The occasional goldfish may be swimming around in the dam, but do not confuse them with carp. The goldfish basically do not do any harm, but if you do happen to catch one dispatch it away from the water just as you would carp or Redfin.
An occasional Freshwater Blackfish is also caught in Windamere Dam.

Lake Windamere is open to all boating activities.
With the except for an exclusion zone around the dam wall, there are no restrictions.
Boat ramp provided at Cudgegong Waters Park. There is a coin operated gate to access the boat ramp.

Camping is permitted at Lake Windamere.

Hotel / Motel available in Mudgee & Rylstone. See Accommodation page for details.

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