Bradys Lake

Region: Central · Category: Major
2.17 22/06/2024


5 fish combined with only 2 over 500mm

Min size: 300/500 mm Bag limit: 5 Method: All methods (bait, lures and flies). Temporary Opening of the Bradys System Season: 1/6/2024 - 2/8/2024

Bradys Lake - whitewater between the control gates on the Lyell Highway to Bradys Lake

5 fish combined with only 2 over 500mm

Min size: 300/500 mm Bag limit: 5 Method: Artificials (lures and flies) only Season: 5/8/2023 - 28/4/2024

Latest stocking

Date Number Species Age Weight (g) Type Stocked from
11/06/2024 2500 Rainbow Trout Adult 360 Triploid FF#65 - Millybrook (Huon Aquaculture Group)
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The Bradys chain of waters consist of 3 waters; Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon. These three waters were created between 1952-56 as water storages to run the near-by Tungatinah power station on the Nive River.

Getting There

The Bradys chain is approximately 2 hours drive from Hobart via the A10.

Recreational Fish Management

The Bradys chain of waters are managed by the Inland Fisheries Service.

Angling Notes

The Bradys chain offers the angler a range of fishing experiences. Trolling and spin fishing is very popular, deep diving lures are not required. For the fly angler there are good opportunities to polaroid fish, with beetle falls during summer a particular highlight. Baitfishing is an effective method although all angling methods produce fish.

Protect Waters

Recreational anglers have a responsibility to look after fisheries resources for the benefit of the environment and future generations. Do not bring live or dead fish, fish products, animals or aquatic plants into Tasmania. Do not bring any used fishing gear or any other freshwater recreational equipment that may be damp, wet or contain water into Tasmania. Check, clean and dry your fishing equipment before entering Tasmania. Do not transfer any freshwater fish, frogs, tadpoles, invertebrates or plants between inland waters. Check your boat, trailer, waders and fishing gear for weed and other pests that should not be transferred before moving between waters. Do not use willow (which is a plant pest) as a rod support as it has the ability to propagate from a strike.

Native Fish Management

The short-finned eel (Anguilla australis) is stocked upstream of the dam wall.

Pest Fish Management

Redfin perch (Perca fluviatilis) and tench (Tinca tinca) have populations in Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon. If either of these species are caught, anglers are asked to humanely kill the captured fish and dispose of appropriately. It is an offence to use fish or fish products for bait or to transfer fish between waters.

Recreational Use

Informal lakeshore camping is permitted on the western shore of Lake Binney near the boat ramp, at Bradys Lake on the western shore near the boat ramp and on the western and northern shores of Tungatinah Lagoon. No facilities are provided. Campers should bring a chemical or portable toilet.


Formal boat ramps are located on the western shores of Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon. Observe the 5-knot speed limit in the canals between Lake Binney and Bradys Lake and Tungatinah Lagoon, the no boating zone between the signs and the Dee tunnel outlet and the Tungatinah inlet structure.Practice minimal impact boating by accelerating gently in shallow water to avoid the underwater wash from the propeller jet stirring up silt and mud. This sediment clouds the water, disturbs sensitive weed beds, smothers aquatic plants and degrades fish habitat.


Check your wash - if it's white it's all right - if it's brown slow down. Fishing from a boat within 100 metres of an angler fishing from the shore is prohibited unless the boat is securely moored. Do not park on or obstruct boat ramps.