Back in the 1880s this lake was created for Campbell Town’s water supply. Today it’s a premium trout water, regularly stocked with rainbow trout, and said to offer some of Tasmania’s best early- and late-season wet fly-fishing. There’s a small camping ground directly opposite the boat ramp, and you’ll need to be self-sufficient with your own firewood and drinking water. Turn north off the B34, 34 km east of Campbell Town, or 30 km west of the Tasman Hwy A3. Drive 4 km along an unsealed access road to the boat ramp.
Please contact Council below for further information on amenities
Phone: (03) 6397 7303
to view current conditions at Lake Leake click on this link to the Lake Leake Webcam
Please view the link below for some historical information on Lake Leake area, note that the scanning of this booklet is of poor quality, however it is still legible.
Tooms Lake is the name of both a lake and a village in the eastern midlands of Tasmania. The lake is artificial and shallow covering 6.6 km square. The lake can hold 25.362 gigaliters of water. The catchment area is 60.2 km square. It is drained by the Tooms River, which flows into the Macquarie River. The lake is 468 m above sea-level. The lake is reached by the gravel Tooms Lake Road 83 km from Hobart. Seaplanes land on the lake several times per year.
The lake is used for recreational fishing, for brown trout and rainbow trout. Brown trout were introduced in 1904 and Rainbow trout were released around 1908. Trout are usually 1 to 1 1/2 kg with the largest 2 1/2 kg. Other creatures found in Tooms Lake are Galaxias maculatus or jollytail.
Amenities include a boat ramp, public toilet and rubbish bin. There are no shops or public phone service.
For further information regarding fishing please go to Inland Fisheries Service - Managing trout fishing in Tasmania.
For further information on development guidelines for shack sites please view the Guidelines.