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
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.
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
Fly fishermen can wade the extensive flats or drift in a boat
casting their flies ahead of them.
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.
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.