Fishing in the Central Highlands

The Great Lake Hotel is ideally situated to take advantage of the areas many excellent trout waters. There is a profusion of lakes and lagoons, including Little Pine Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon, Arthurs Lake as well as the 25km Great Lake. The trout fishing in Great Lake itself is excellent (as it is in most of the waters in this central highlands region). It is renowned for its summer ‘hatches’ of Highland Dun mayflies and the fat, speckled brown trout that dine greedily upon them. The Great Lake attracts fly-casting visitors from across the country and around the world. For people not interested in fishing the shores of the Great Lake are ideal for bushwalking.

There are many opportunities for boat fishing on the Great Lake, including wind lane fishing and polaroiding.