Fishing in Kentish

Central to iconic trout waters lakes Barrington, Cethana, Paloona, Rowallan, Parangana and Mackenzie are nestled between the river fishing meccas of the Mersey - Forth hydroelectric scheme. Rivers in the area include the Don, Wilmot, Mersey and Dasher rivers also make for great trout fishing. Sheffield is the place to get your day trip or multi-day fishing and camping supplies. Alternatively book accommodation in one of the region’s through the Kentish Visitor Information Centre.



Lake Barrington is managed by the Inland Fisheries Service and is open to angling all year round. Regular stocking with rainbow trout, brown trout and trophy sized atlantic salmon maintains the quality of angling. Lake Barrington also contains a large number of native black fish.Bait fishing is a very popular method but it is only possible in a few areas of shore due to the steep terrain; trolling is the most popular at Lake Barrington. Anglers should be aware that Lake Barrington has an international rowing course and that the structures associated with the course need to be avoided. It is an offence to tamper with this infrastructure. Fishing/angling licences are required for inland waters and can be purchased at any Service Tasmania shop or the Kentish Visitor Information Centre in Sheffield. Trout fishing is also accessible in the lakes and rivers surrounding Sheffield, Wilmot, Railton and Moina. For further information on 'hot spots' and trout fishing at Lake Barrington, pick up an Inland Fisheries brochure from the Kentish Visitor Information Centre.


5 Pioneer Cres Sheffield, tasmania, 7306, Australia