Lake Pedder Anglers Club was formed by Hydro Electric families in 1976. Hydro Tasmania has been a major sponsor since 1976 supporting the angling club.
The club’s key focus is to promote angling at Lake Pedder and the beauty of the Southwest National Park. The club has a strong emphasis on nurturing children into the sport of fishing and assisting charities within Tasmania.
Lake Pedder is an excellent fishery. The trout in Lake Pedder were famous for their size in the 70s and 80s. Later the size dropped as the trout population increased. Over the past five years club records have noted the size of trout in Pedder are on the increase. The lake is fishing well and is open year round to fishing when other lakes are closed. The trout are in good condition weighing 1.3-1.5kg on average.
The club conducts competitions throughout the year for its members and about 10 years ago opened their Australia Day competition held since 1976 to the public. This competition is held on the Strathgordon end of Lake Pedder.
This year the club’s major sponsors have come together to offer competitors a boat package as the major prize draw. Each competitor will go in the draw to win a 4m dingy donated by the club and Hydro Tasmania, 15HP outboard engine donated by Channel Marine, plus a Dunbier trailer donated by Kings Towbars and Trailers.
The club’s other major sponsors are Wigstons Lures and Rapala Australia who have heavily sponsored the competition with their products. On Saturday night a charity auction is held. Funds raised are used to assist the club with its charity work providing fishing days each year for Able Australia and Camp Quality at the club pond near Ouse in Tasmania.
The Australia Day Competition is held at the club’s home, the Lake Pedder Chalet, which is open year round for anglers. Here you can view the clubs history, memorabilia and photos of the famous Pedder Trout. Membership and Competition details can be found at fishing stores sponsoring the club and on the club website www.lakepedderanglersclub.com. - LPACReads: 931