Lake Gairdner

Region: Northwest · Category: Minor
2.31 30/09/2023


Min size: 300 mm Bag limit: 12 Method: All methods (bait, lures and flies) Season: 5/8/2023 - 28/4/2024


A small Hydro Tasmania storage on the Forth system with highly fluctuating water level. Formed by the damming of the Lea and Iris rivers the dam is the headwaters of the Wilmot River. Large population of small brown trout. Offers good fly fishing and spinning.

Getting There

From the C132 you can turn off to the west on the Lake Gairdner Rd to take you to the dam wall and the boat ramp or further south you can turn west onto the Moina Rd to take you to the south end of the lake where the Iris River flows into the lake.

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.


Boat ramp on the north east shore of the lake.


Check your wash - if its 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.