Bronte Lagoon is a Hydro Tasmania lake near Bronte Park in Tasmania’s central lakes district. The Lagoon is two hours’ north west of Hobart (150 kilometres/93 miles) on the Lyell Highway.
Like most Hydro Tasmania lakes, Bronte Lagoon offers excellent trout fishing. Here you will find a large self-sustaining population of brown trout and a smaller population of rainbow trout which is supplemented by stocking. The Lagoon is flanked by grassy paddocks, with large areas of woodland on the Lake’s southern and south-eastern shores, creating a perfect fly-fishing environment. You can launch your boat at the Bronte Dam boat ramp to spend the day fishing in a place that attracts anglers from around the world.
There are no formal camping areas at Bronte Lagoon, but informal camping is permitted near the dam, at Bronte Bay, Woodwards Bay and near Hut Bay. A general store and range of accommodation are also available at nearby Bronte Park Highland Village.
You will need a licence to fish for trout in Tasmania’s lakes. A free brochure – ‘Fishing Code for Anglers’ is available from licence-selling agents and the Inland Fisheries Commission.