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    few days at Lake Burrendong nsw

    Had a few days off this week & decided to head over to Burrendong dam for a few days, weather was good apart from a little wind on & off during the day yesterday, took my cattle dog "Dust" with me on his first camping trip, had him on a run for the first few hours until he settled down then let him off, he was pretty good & went swimming without being encouraged on his own, he looked like he belonged in the bush and was chasing Kangaroos around until a big red one shaped up to him and put him in his place,
    The canopy setup worked a treat & the battery system did its job without any problems, the first night i started cooking late and there were lots of bugs with the white LED lights on, i ended up leaving the lights off & had a bug free remainder of a night, the bed in the canopy was comfortable & Dust had his own stretcher on the ground




    The next morning i packed up & drove around looking for some deeper water as i was right at the back of the dam in the back waters, i ended up near the 2nd boat ramp which no one used while i was there, i only saw two boats on the lake in the three days i was there, i guess going during the week is good if you want to camp without the crowds
    after setting up camp at the second camp site i decided to hook up a couple of yellow LED light bars to try out that night, I was surprised to find out that the bugs completely stayed away under the yellow LED's I decided to see if it was the yellow lights not attracting the bugs and turned one of my normal led lights on, well within seconds i was swarmed by bugs again so i quickly turned the white led back off, i left the yellow ones on and had a bug free night so i am going to change all the led lights in the canopy to the yellow ones, they still throw just as much light and don't look any different when on than the white ones, just a little less bright but hardly noticeable,
    did a bit of fishing and had fun catching lots of redfin during the day on light line, then just on dark i caught 5 catfish all around 1.5 to 2 kilo, had a few big hits on the yabbies and worms & then everything went quiet once the wind picked up, the water was nice and clean & i enjoyed my little break away from work
    there are electric BBQ areas throughout the park as well as amenities and hot showers, there are also remote toilet blocks in the bush off the side of the tracks, there are fish cleaning tables throughout the park located close to the boat ramps,
    all in all everything was clean and a great spot to visit,
    the canopy worked well and i got to find out what worked and what changes i want to make, mainly fiddly bits like the lights, i also need to get myself a table of some sort & hook up my water tank so i don't have to carry water containers, also noticed i need to make some wind shields for my gas stove as it was slow cooking with gas in the wind

    this is the second camp site i found near the boat ramp, lots of shade during the day was great.



    this is with the yellow led lights, they don't look much different than the white ones but don't attract the bugs.



    got lots more pics on my camera, these are from my phone and i didn't get time to resize them so i hope there not too big,
    best barnsey
    Last edited by barnsey; 25-10-17 at 10:38 PM.

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    Great spot Burrendong Dam, water looks a little lower than my last visit years ago. The yellow lights are definitely the go.
    Thanks for sharing


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    Great photos barnsey, I've never seen photos so big on the forum how did you do it ?
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    I upload all my photos to https://imgur.com/? then share them, its like photobucket but free, you can edit and resize them there but i haven't gotten into that side of it yet

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    yep it has dropped a little, they are getting lots of yellow belly catfish and big redfin atm, mostly out of boats but i checked out a few spots i am keen to try from the shore in the coming weeks, burrendong is only 20 mins from home so somewhere nice and close if i find myself with any days off work
    Last edited by barnsey; 27-10-17 at 01:47 PM.

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    Good to see the old girl out in "the wild"

    Yellow LED's Hmmmmmm might have to look into some of them for my rig.

    Cheers Andrew
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ View Post
    Good to see the old girl out in "the wild"

    Yellow LED's Hmmmmmm might have to look into some of them for my rig.

    Cheers Andrew
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    Nice Barnsey! Glad that you had a fish! Burrendong Dam is renowned for huge Murray Cod. I would love to fish up there some time.

    Great video too!
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