The Inland Fisheries Service installed an information sign in the car park at Tasmania’s newest fishery, Camden Dam in the north east last week. Camden Dam is situated approx. 10 km south of Targa via Camden Hills Rd and East Diddleum Road. There is one designated public access point and car park on the eastern side of the dam.
Anglers should be aware that there are numerous hazards around and in the dam such as floating debris and tripping hazards. Foot access is permitted around much of the lake however the dam structure, spillway and Camden Rivulet below the dam are strictly no access areas.
Motorised boating is not permitted however canoes and kayaks powered by manual propulsion are allowed. Kayakers should be particularly careful of submerged trees and floating debris.
The angling regulations for Camden Dam are:
Season: From the first Saturday in August to the Sunday nearest the 30 April
Methods: Fly fishing, artificial lures and bait fishing
Size limit: Minimum size 300 mm
Bag limit: 5 fish which can only include 2 fish over 500 mm in length
Angling is permitted from 1 hour before sunrise until 3 hours after sunset.
The anglers access site at Camden Dam