Lake Leake

Region: East · Category: Major
2.94 17/05/2024


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

All waters flowing into Lake Leake and for a radius of 50 m below where that water flows into Lake Leake.


Latest stocking

Date Number Species Age Weight (g) Type Stocked from
15/05/2023 1750 Rainbow Trout Adult 485 Triploid FF#65 - Millybrook (Huon Aquaculture Group)
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Lake Leake was constructed in 1883 to supply Campbell Town with a permanent water supply. The lake is fed from the Snowy River and feeds the Elizabeth River that runs to Campbell Town.

Getting There

Lake Leake lies on the B34 approximately 34 km east of Campbell Town

Recreational Fish Management

Natural brown trout populations are supported through stocking.

Angling Notes

Milder weather due to the relatively low elevation (571m) and proximity to the east coast makes Lake Leake favourable as an early and late season destination for anglers. Lake Leake however, provides good sport throughout the season. Early season wet fly-fishing and lure casting around the weed beds is a highlight. Trolling with shallow running lures has become popular since the use of outboard motors has been allowed. Dry fly fishing peaks from November through to December with reliable rises to duns and spinners. Drift spinning can be productive throughout the season. All waters flowing into Lake Leake and for a radius of 50m below where that water flows into Lake Leake are closed to fishing at all times.

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 Lake Leake. If this species is caught, anglers are asked to humanely kill the captured fish and dispose of appropriately. Anglers can help reduce the spread of pests in Tasmanian waterways by not transferring fish between waters. Offences may incur significant penalties.

Recreational Use

One formal campground exists between the boat ramp and the dam wall. Toilet and BBQ facilities are provided. A second launching area is located at Kalangadoo Bay. Vehicle access is restricted to the boat ramp, campground and carpark near the dam and at Kalangadoo Bay. Please respect private property and abide by the access rules and code of conduct to ensure the continued use of these areas


Lake Leake is a sheltered water ideal for small boats. Use the designated launching areas only.