Lake Pedder Anglers Club is located in Tasmania, the island state of Australia. Lake Pedder is a Hydro Electric Scheme Impoundment located in the Southwest National Park.
Our home base is at the Pedder Wilderness Lodge where club memorabilia and records are on display. The Strathgordon Licensed Anglers Association was formed in July 1976, by Hydro Electric families living at Strathgordon.
In 1991 the club was renamed the Lake Pedder Anglers Club and in 2011 became incorporated. Today Lake Pedder Anglers Club is run by a committee spread across the state and we remain one of the most active trout fishing clubs in Tasmania.
We are a family friendy club with many fourth generation families amongst the membership. Our membership of over 200 people is spread across Australia and has a cross section of ages from juniors through to seniors.
For many years the club has been very supportive of charities and actively fundraises through a charity auction held on saturday night of the Australia Day Competition each year. The club hosts 2 charity events a year at a club pond near Ouse. Members and sponsors are invited to these events which are funded by the charity auction.
Since 1978 the club has hosted a competition each January during the Australia Day week. The Australia Day Competition is now the largest freshwater angling event in Tasmania. This event is open to the public and people travel from around Australia each year to catch one of the famous Pedder trout. The event is held over 4-5 days depending on where the public holiday falls. Other clubs participate in this event each year competing in the interclub challenge held over the competition days. Two other club only competitions are held each year at Lake Pedder. The June Long weekend event is becoming as popular as the Australia Day competition.
Club members regulary get together during the year to fish at other events around the state. New members are very welcome to come along to our committee meetings and club events. If your new to angling, LPAC members are very supportive and happy to teach you the finer art of trout fishing.
Our members practice all the different methods of trout fishing and many compete in other angling competitions throughout the year.
The club newsletter titled The Southwest Bulletin is published three - four times a year.
President Matthew Hill Vice President Troy Stonehouse Treasurer Nigel Heaven Secretary Juergen Evers
John Groves Yolanda Loh Michael Hill Sharon Groves Nick Fenton Shane Alderton
David Wright Ryan Adams Michael Wright Lachlan Mallinson Mat Hall