Lake St. Clair
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Is one of the most favourite spots because you can feel the wilderness
experience enhanced by the wonderful beauty of the landscape. This is
the deepest natural lake found in Australia, with its crystal clear
water which became a home to some of the best fighting browns and
rainbow trout ever encountered.
St. Clair Lake have its fair share of bush walkers but have very few
fishermen. It could be during the several times of your visit, you can
only notice few trout anglers.
Trolling is abundant especially in front of the Hugel and Cuviere
rivers. There's a productive land based lure casting and fly fishing in
Watersmeet Bay and around the outlet of the Cuvier River as well. The
surrounding shallow sand beach in Cynthia Bay is favorable for fly
St Clair Lagoon & Overflow
St. Clair lagoon has a depthless area ideal for polaroiding trout.
Superb river fishing can be experienced in Derwent starting 50m from the
radial gates all the way to Lake King William.
Go slowly as there are many rocky outcrops in this area. The fishes
are down deep but you can certainly see them playing around submerged
trees when the water is still during the day. Try to visit behind the
island where there seems to be a plentiful numbers of active trout.
Is another shallow sandy area which is ideal for polaroiding and is
well protected from southerly winds.
Along the way from the jetty to the Pumping Station you can find sand
beach which is ideal for polaroiding as long as the wind is calm. Try
lurecasting and trolling from a boat around the drop offs.
At the southern end of the bay and conneting Frankland Beaches is a
backwater which provides a perfect backwater fly' fishing amongst tea
tree, bushes and grassy tufts when flooded early in the season (October
The Deep Shore area on the way to Narcissus Bay is the deepest part
of the lake. This regions lends itself to downrigging from having
crystal clear tannin stained water.
You'll get a real feeling of remoteness as you arrive in the stunning
Bay of Narcissus. The Narcissus River is reportedly a great trout water.
There are admirable beaches for polaroiding at the south west of
Narcissus River mouth.