Burraga is a small village south west of Oberon. The dam was built on Thompsons Creek and as a result is sometimes known as Thompsons Creek Dam. It should not be confused with the dam of the same name located near Wallerawang.
Burraga Dam was used to supply water to a local copper mine (1879 – 1916), but recreational use of the dam now the main purpose of the dam. Power boats are not currently permitted, however canoeing and camping are allowed. Toilets are provided at the old pump house.
The dam is accessable at the northern end of Jeromy Road or just off Arkstone Road. Click here for a Map.
Altitude: 980m above sea level
Surface Area: 6ha
Water Depth: 12m
Burraga Dam has been stocked with Rainbow Trout and a small number of Golden and Silver Perch. Trout fishing was far more popular here in years past as there were plenty of trout. However its seems there are now as many redfin perch in the dam.
The most popular method is bait fishing with worms and Powerbait, particularly during the cooler months (if you can stand the cold). Fly fishing with dry flies can be very productive in the warmer months.
Small crank bates and vibes work well for redfin.
A short video of Burraga Dam by Dan Farrell