7 Four Springs Lake
Only twenty five minutes from Launceston is Four Springs Lake. This small, easily accessed lake was the dream of a group of anglers. The dream was to have a premium fishery in natural surroundings, close to Launceston, with a good head of large fish.
Everything that was desired was achieved and the confluence of four creeks was dammed in the 1990s and a new fishery was born.
Situated adjacent to Hagley, west of Launceston, Four Springs is a tremendous fishery from the very start of the season in August. In fact on opening day it is difficult to find a park.
All methods are catered for in what is essentially a stocked fishery. Browns and rainbows to four kilograms are regularly caught by bait, fly and lure fishers.
Although it is only open from an hour before sunrise to an hour after sunset it is long enough for most. Like many fisheries early and late are prime times. As darkness falls fish move right into shore and although these can be tough fish it is very rewarding.
From early October dun hatches start and action can be terrific when conditions are right. Midge hatches also abound early mornings and some good wind lanes can be found.
Access is excellent for all and there is even a platform that can be accessed by wheelchairs.