Lake Meadowbank is a Hydro Tasmania lake near Hamilton in Tasmania’s south. The Lake is located between Hamilton and Ouse on the Lyell Highway, an hour’s drive north west of Hobart (80 kilometres/50 miles).
Lake Meadowbank is the most downstream lake in the Derwent River hydro-scheme. Like all Hydro Tasmania lakes, Lake Meadowbank is stocked with plump trout. Try your luck fly fishing, spinning or trolling for brown trout—the Lake’s most abundant fish— or perhaps a big rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, redfin or tench.
Boat launching facilities, toilets, picnic and barbecue areas are located on the Lake’s eastern banks, and there is easy access from most shores. Waterskiing, canoeing and swimming are also popular here and you can pitch your tent by the shore for a few days of truly getting away from it all.
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.