Dee Lagoon is a Hydro Tasmania Lake near Tarraleah in central Tasmania. To reach Dee Lagoon from the Lyell Highway, take the Osterley turn off at Bradys Lake, 140 kilometres (87 miles) north west of Hobart.
Dee Lagoon was created in 1955 as hydroelectric storage for the Tungatinah power development. It is an excellent trout fishing location, with a self-sustaining population of brown trout and stocks of rainbow trout. Dee Lagoon has two distinct areas – the southern open water basin that holds good numbers of rainbows and the timbered northern basin that is favoured by brown trout. The Lagoon is rimmed by tall eucalypt forest and while the best fishing is from a boat, you can also catch trout here by spinning or fly fishing from the shore. There are boat launching facilities on the western shore of the Lake and informal camping spots on the north western shore.
You will need a licence to fish for trout at Dee Lagoon. A free brochure – ‘Fishing Code for Anglers’ – is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Commission.