Lake St Clair

Situated on the western side of the plateau at the southern end of the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, this is Tasmania’s deepest Lake.

It is very clear and arguably the most picturesque of all the lakes. Wet and dry fly fishing is productive, with polaroiding being the most exciting form of fishing.

Lake St Claire Lagoon is located at the south eastern corner of the lake and provides excellent tailing trout fishing when levels are moderate. Excellent polaroiding can also be had here with beetles, midges and duns all being high on the trout’s menu but the wading in the lagoon is not easy.

A down side to Lake St Claire is the average size of the fish. There are some lovely fish to three pounds, which can be found from time to time, but those that are most commonly caught range from half a pound to one and a half pounds.

Every time we fish this lake we wonder why we don't go there more often. As it is inside a national park and very deep, it is not a popular water amongst local anglers and more often than not, you will be the only fishermen on the lake. Beetles, midges, mayflies and grasshoppers are all eaten readily by the fish. It is a drive of around fifty minute from Miena to get to Lake St Clair but it is well worth the effort.

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