Besides specific regulations that apply to particular waters, angler access may be affected by water levels and flows. Lake levels at certain waters are of particular concern to boating anglers but catchment rainfall and river flow rates are also important for river fishing. Some access tracks are closed due to other seasonal factors, so it is worth checking latest news from the Service.
A number of Tasmania’s lakes are owned and managed by Hydro Tasmania, and the primary use of the water is to generate electricity. Lake levels may vary depending on supply and demand, and they may impact on the quality of the fishing experience.
To check the Lake Levels for most Hydro Tasmania lakes, visit the Hydro lake levels page. Current lake levels, volumes and variation from full supply levels for most Hydro impoundments can also be found on the BOM Water Storage Levels page for Tasmania.
The lake levels for Lakes Sorell and Crescent are recorded by DPIPWE and available on the DPIPWE water data page.