Salmon Ponds and the Museum of Trout Fishing

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Anglers with an interest in the history of their sport will appreciate the collection showing the changes to fishing equipment over time and the history of angling in Tasmania. The museum is housed in the cottage built for the first superintendent of the Salmon Ponds in 1865.
Not a line could be cast for trout until the first brown and rainbow trout in the southern hemisphere were raised here in 1864. They were the base stock of streams and lakes in Australia and New Zealand.
Visitors can view fish breeding in all its stages, from fingerlings to full grown brown, rainbow and brook trout and Atlantic salmon.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Coach Parking

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Rates

From AU$6.00

Seniors $7, Adults $8.

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Derwent River Relax Tour

Tassie Bound Adventure Tours

National Park, Derwent Valley

Bridgewater Foreshore Trail

Bridgewater Foreshore Walking Trail

Bridgewater, Brighton

Mt Field National Park

Mt Field National Park

National Park, Derwent Valley

Flywheel

New Norfolk, Derwent Valley

New Norfolk Swimming Pool

New Norfolk Swimming Pool

New Norfolk, Derwent Valley

Russell Falls

Russell Falls

National Park, Derwent Valley

Contact Us