Brushy Lagoon August 3rd 2011

Went to Four Springs yesterday for the final test run of the Purdon. On our way home called into JJ's Bakery at Longford for a coffee, while there an Inland Fisheries ute and trailer pulled up out the front with tanks on. They also came in for a coffee I happened to say to one of them "Have you been dumping fish somewhere." to which he replied, "They had been to...

Brushy Lagoon

Craig Rist
Brushy Lagoon was built in 1987 by the Forestry Commission to store water for the purpose of fighting fires in the area. The lake is located in the northern part of Tasmania surrounded by state forest. Turn off the Frankford Road (B71) or Biralee Road (B72) from Westbury, onto Priestley Lane (C714). From here you take a gravel road to the lake. There are two boat ramps, one at the southern end at the dam wall, and the other halfway along the eastern shore.

Brushy Lagoon

Brushy Lagoon is one of a handful of waters that the public has the chance to fish for four different sought after species - Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout. In addition there are often plague proportions of redfin perch taking bait, fly or lures intended for the trout or salmon. Late August 2004 saw excellent fishing at Brushy, with double figure trophy salmon falling to all methods, so if your after the chance of a brook trout or Atlantic salmon close to home, then head for Brushy Lagoon.