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Camping at Lake St Clair NSW Oct Long Weekend 2015

I've been trying to get to Lake St Clair for a long time. Glenbawn has been a favourite destination for many years with it's excellent camping and good fishing options. Finally got out there for the October long weekend. We didn't do too well on the fishing front, but we did see some nice bass caught from the bank in the campground on worms! Daniel kept us rom getting a group donut by catching a couple of kilos of catfish.

Here is a photo of him putting the finishing touches to it.

The lake itself is very pleasant for boating, plenty of room for skiers and fishos to coexist. There is an excellent two lane ramp. The lake contains Bass, Golden Perch, Silver Perch and Catfish, there is also a distinct lack of trees compared to other inland lakes. It seems a lot of fishing is done on the margins of the weed beds that hug the shoreline. As I didn't really get among the fish I will report on that another time :)

This is an excellent place to camp and fish. There is drinking water onsite, and toilets and hot showers. Best of all you can have a fire on the ground. We were there on a long weekend and found a spot where we were not surrounded by people, yet could easily access our boat which was pulled up on the bank at the bottom of the hill. Take everything with you as there is only a limited kiosk on site, ice and ice creams are about it besides worms and fishing licenses.

The campground is between 2.5 and 3 hours from Sydney, and the new freeway that joins Newcastle to Singleton makes this an attractive proposition for a weekender.


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