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Four Springs Lake

Region: North · Category: Major

Regulations

5 fish combined with only 2 over 500mm

Min size: 300/500 mm Bag limit: 5 Method: All methods (bait, lures and flies). From 1 hour before sunrise to 3 hrs after sunset Season: 3/8/2019 - 3/5/2020

Latest stocking

Date Number Species Age Weight (g) Type Origin Stock
26/06/2019 250 Brown Trout adult 660 Diploid Sandbanks Creek, yingina/Great Lake Wild
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Background

Four Springs Lake is a Trophy Fishery providing excellent early and late season angling.

Getting There

Four Springs Lake is 20km north of Hagley via the C735

Recreational Fish Management

Four Springs Lake is managed as a Trophy Fishery and is regularly stocked with both brown and rainbow trout.

Angling Notes

At Four Springs Lake wading anglers should be wary of sudden changes in depth in parts of the lake. All methods of angling can be productive including fly fishing, spinning and set rod bait fishing. All shores are accessible for wading and fishing from a boat is popular in open water. Early in the season bait fishing is popular in deeper water on the western shore and off the dam wall whilst trolling and drift spinning also account for good catches. Fly fishing with woolly worms and nymph patterns throughout the lake can be productive. During the spring and summer weed growth restricts fishing from the shore and trolling. Fly-fishing can be productive particularly from a boat. Recommended dry fly patterns include duns, red spinner, caenids and caddis. Wet flies such as mudeyes and nymphs are also favoured.

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

Pest Fish Management

Redfin perch (Perca fluviatilis) are present in the Meander River below Huntsman Lake and in Brushy Lagoon. If this species is caught, anglers are asked to humanely kill the captured fish and dispose of appropriately. Please report any captures of Redfin perch in Huntsman Lake or Four Springs Lake to the IFS. Anglers can help reduce the spread of pests in Tasmanian waterways by not transferring fish between waters. Offences may incur significant penalties.

Recreational Use

Four Springs State Recreation Area is managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.

Boating

Four Springs Lake is a shallow and sheltered water ideal for small boats. Use the designated launching area only. A maximum speed limit of 5 knots applies to the whole lake.

Remember

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.