• Historic Trout Hatchery (Circa 1861)
  • Museum of Trout Fishing and Hall of Fame
  • Pancakes By The Pond
  • Licensed Restaurant & Café
  • Feed the Fish as you walk around the Gardens
  • Child Activities
  • Conference / Convention Facilities
  • Picnic Area with BBQ Facilities
  • Shop & Tour Desk

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, brook trout and Atlantic salmon.



Join us at the Salmon Ponds to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first hatching of trout in Tasmania.

OPEN DAYS 3rd & 4th MAY 10AM - 4PM

  • Free entry and family entertainment
  • Specialty food stalls, Lions Club BBQ and traditional Devonshire teas
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Free guided tours of the Salmon Ponds museum and grounds
  • Free Lions train rides between the Salmon Ponds and Redlands Distillery
  • Launch of the 2014-15 licence season and ‘Win a Ford Ranger’ competition
  • Fishing questions answered by Inland Fisheries staff
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