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Arthurs Lake . Tasmania

Located in the central highlands, Arthurs Lake is one of the 'must visit' lakes in Tassie.
The dam is built on the Upper Lake River and covers the area that originally contained two lakes, Blue Lake and Sand Lake, and the Morass Marsh.
The water in Arthurs Lake is used for hydro electricity generation with the water being pumped into Great Lake to feed the power station at Poatina.

Fish Present
The lake contains beautifully marked Brown Trout to 2kg with an average of about 800g to 1.1kg
The fish are willing takers of dry flies, but a little harder to tempt on lures. Lure fishermen often stop and cast amongst the timber or troll lures a long way behind the boat for better success.
Fly fishermen can wade the extensive flats or drift in a boat casting their flies ahead of them.
The Brown Trout in Arthurs Lake population are totally self-sustaining with annual spawning in the creeks that flow into the northern and western shores.

An Inland Fisheries Recreational Fishing Licence is required.

Camping /Accommodation
It has bush camping along the western shore and a caravan park near the wall.

There are boat launching areas at Jonah Bay, Pumphouse Bay, Tea Tree Bay at Wilburville, Western side of Arthurs Dam and the western end of Morass Bay at Yangeena.

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Related Links
Purchase Fishing Licence on-line
Arthurs Lake Water Level Link
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Inland Fisheries Service info page

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Arthurs Lake Map

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