10 Best Inland waters by catch rate
The top ten most popular still water fisheries in 2011-12 (in descending order) were Arthurs Lake, Great Lake, Woods Lake, Little Pine Lagoon, Craigbourne Dam, Penstock Lagoon, Four Springs Lake, Lake Barrington, Bronte Lagoon and Bradys Lake. The most popular rivers were the River Derwent, South Esk, Brumbys Creek, Mersey River, Meander River, Macquarie River, River Leven, Tyenna River, Huon River, and St Patricks River.
The highest catch rates (fish per angler per day) for the year across all the waters (where the number of respondents was greater than 12 anglers) were reported at Lake King William (3.87), Woods Lake (2.97), Lake Burbury (2.94), Lake St Clair (2.68), Lake River (2.55), Tyenna River (2.37), Lake Ada (2.29), Lake Pedder (2.15), Huntsman Lake (2.09) and Mersey River (1.99).
All inland fisheries regulations, a calendar of events plus licences can be found at www.ifs.tas.gov.au or call 6261 8050 or locally 1300 INFISH.
Tasmania's biggest trout was caught by Governor Hamilton in the Huon River and weighed 13 kilograms.