The Snowy Mountains region has numerous great waterways hidden in and around the mountains. These bodies of water provide the perfect playground for some serious water sport fun. Remember to always check conditions, weather, road access and other important information before heading out to some of these remote places to ensure you have the safest experience possible. Plus if you are going fishing remember to get your NSW Recreational Fishing License. Visit https://www.licence.nsw.gov.au/gls_eservice/renewals/Application.aspx to get yours online.
Canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, sailing or power-boating – anyone who loves a day on the water will find plenty to do on Lake Jindabyne. Boat launching ramps are located at several places around the town make it easy to get out on the water.
Khancoban Pondage provides an ideal location for fishing, boating, canoeing and water skiing. Excellent picnicking and playground facilities are provided by the water as well as an easily accessible boat ramp. The Khancoban Pondage is fully stocked with Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout.
Lake Eucumbene is a man-made lake on the Eucumbene River in the Snowy Mountains of southern New South Wales. The lake was created by the damming of the river as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Old Adaminaby along with Anglers Reach is a popular destination for boating and fishing holidays for introduced trout. Eucumbene is one of the premier trout fishing lakes in New South Wales. Visit Lake Eucumbene for some great water sport adventures and excellent fishing.
Blowering Reservoir is located just south of Tumut. Facilities are provided around the dam with walking tracks, toilets, BBQs, drinking water and bins. For fun water sports Blowering Reservoir is open to all forms of boating with several boat ramps provided around the lake.
Tantangara Reservoir (also known as Tantangara Dam) is a dam constructed as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. It is off the beaten track and all methods of fishing are permitted here. Please remember no power boating allowed here thou. Have fun canoeing or kayaking on Tantangara Reservoir instead.
Great water sport fun is to be had at Talbingo Reservoir with power boating permitted with no restrictions. There is a boat ramp provided. Get out onto the reservoir in your kayak or canoe and enjoy the water. The Talbingo Reservoir is stocked with Rainbow Trout and Trout Cod for the fishing enthusiast to enjoy.
For a full on water sports experience head to the Tooma Reservoir in the middle of the Kosciuszko National Park and enjoy all forms of boating. Boat Ramp provided but a 4×4 may be needed in low water levels. For adventurous fishing Tooma Reservoir holds both Brown and Rainbow Trout and all methods of fishing are permitted here.
Please be warned that the Tooma Reservoir can experience fast changes in water levels and watch out for the harsh weather conditions any time of year.