Carcoar Dam was constructed in 1970 and captures the waters of the Belubula River system. It has a catchment area of 228 sq km and was the first of its kind in Australia with a double parabolic curvature concrete arch dam.
It has a surface area of 385 hectares and a capacity of 36400 mega litres with an average dept of 20 metres and maximum depth of 41 metres.
The dam is situated between the Town of Blayney and the Village of Carcoar and is popular for water skiing, swimming, fishing windsurfing and sailing. Camping, picnic and barbecue facilities are available.
Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch and Rainbow Trout are all stocked fish in Carcoar Dam with Redfin present.
It is considered a general trout dam and is renowned as a redfin hotspot. Jigging in 8-10 metres of water is a popular method for catching the redfin. Golden Perch are taken on deep diving lures trolled around any available structure or break lines, together with the occasional Murray Cod. Also worth a try for cod is to try casting deep diving lures and spinnerbaits around the margins.
Carcoar Dam is open to all boating activiities with a concrete boat ramp provided.
Camping with caravan access is permitted but should be staked out early in peak times. A Ranger is on site.