Peter To receive Early Warning Network notifications below please register your details with us. Burrendong Dam is 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington, midway between Orange and Dubbo in Central West NSW. google_ad_slot = "7039140522"; Dam Info, , Purchase The rock wall is 1116 metres long and 76 metres high. For more info, check out eventThe Inland Waterways Rejuvenation Association (IWRA)  stages the Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic each Easter. Average Water Depth: 45 meters Trigger - Storage level has reached Design Flood Level. Lake Burrendong is loaded with snags, a factor that’s no doubt responsible for the impoundment fast becoming a trophy golden perch fishery. Enter the Competition today! From all reports it took plenty of getting to the boat after entangling itself in three lines and making surge after surge for the depths of Burrendong’s main basin. Access allows anglers to launch a boat or fish the banks in any given arm of the lake. Construction of an auxiliary spillway to divert floodwaters around the dam in a rare and extreme flood so as to protect the dam and ensure it remains safe in an extreme flood was completed in 2014. The comp is one of the biggest freshwater C&R events around. Trigger - Spillway flows of 20,000 megalitres per day or more. Burrendong Dam is a rock-fill embankment with a clay core. The rock embankment wall is 1.1 kilometres long and 78 metres high. The comp is one of the biggest freshwater C&R events around. Maximum Water Depth: 50 meters We engaged the electric motor before tying on a selection of small hard-bodies, suspenders and Celtas. A very large water storage primarily used for irrigation, Lake Burrendong can be low for many years as a result of drought conditions and then fills rapidly following heavy rain. The dam is about 330 kilometres north-west of Sydney. Lake Burrendong has long been the backdrop for many a fond memory with rod and reel in hand. Orange from the south east lies an impressive expanse of During the construction period, hundreds of workers lived on-site at Burrendong in single and married quarters. Sounds like a bloody great comp! After letting the outboard, along with our fingers, warm up for five or so minutes, we set off across the main basin with our navigation lights creating a red and green cocoon in the foggy canopy. The golden perch or yellowbelly were often thought as a greasy feed when coming out of stocked impoundments but for some reason the Burrendong fish are a lot leaner and cleaner fleshed than from other areas namely Windamere dam. The dam was later used to supply water as environmental flows to the Macquarie Marshes, one of the largest remaining inland semi-permanent wetlands in south-eastern Australia and a major waterbird breeding area. Meantime, stay tuned to for this year’s results. Outflows of over 2,128,000 megalitres per day are expected. Proceeds from the Classic assist the IWRA in providing ongoing fingerling stocking and native fish release programs; rejuvenation of riverbank habitats and waterways; educational programs to promote sustainable best fishing practices with community groups and local schools; works in conjunction with government authorities and fishing club organisations to provide constructive results; promoting the region; and providing improvements to local waterways and resources. and services is Wellington and it’s less than a days fishing. Box Some of the huts were transported to Burrendong following the construction of Keepit Dam on the Namoi River north-west of Gunnedah. (0268467435) with Mookerawa (0268468268) only twelve