Windamere Dam - Mudgee / Rylstone. NSW. Sweetwater Fishing Australia
Lake Windamere - Mudgee. NSW
Construction Date: 1984 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.
occasional Freshwater Blackfish is also caught in Windamere
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.
/ Motel available in Mudgee & Rylstone. See Accommodation
page for details.