london lakes - the property

Jason and Barbara Garrett, Australian-born in the mid-1930’s and married for thirty-six years with five children, owned London Lakes until September, 2003.

London LakesAfter twenty years of surveying, prospecting, politicking and raising children in Papua New Guinea, they returned to Tasmania in 1978 to develop London Lakes, which they purchased in 1973. Centrally located in the Tasmanian Highlands, the Garretts owned, developed and operated their remarkable fly fishing estate for nearly thirty years.

Ten years after their return to Tasmania, the estate hosted the 8th World and the inaugural Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in 1988. A huge success, these championships are still a topic of conversation among discerning anglers from around the world.


Fishing at London LakesJason represented Australia in World Fly Fishing titles in the Czech Republic, the US, Poland and Spain. He captained Australia in Slovakia in 2003. He was in the team that won the Commonwealth Championships in Wales in 1990, competed against Canada bone-fishing in Cuba and captained Australia at the US One Fly challenge in Jackson Hole. He also caught marlin and sailfish on the fly in International billfish events. A friend of the manager, he often is found lakeside, stalking fish with a dry fly.


London Lakes fishingLondon Lakes was purchased in 2003 by a group of families from Sydney who have refurbished the Lodge and farmhouse to create superb accommodation. The Lodge and property were closed for two years while improvements were made. The highland stream that connects the two lakes was extended and completed, resulting in over 40 pools and meandering runs to challenge the experienced fly fisher. A careful restocking program with wild trout refreshed and improved a fishery that already was reputedly Tasmania's best public or private water.


Now that the lodge and fishery have reopened for business, bookings can be made directly with the property Manager Greg Beecroft on (03) 62 891294 or +61 3 62891294, his mobile 0428611270 or email

We are pleased to tailor a package to your needs.


London Lakes Lodge


what they said....

"The best lodge in the world and the best friends a fisherman could have. Thanks for making my stay another great experience."

Bill Reilich (sixth visit), North Carolina USA December 22, 2001


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did you know?

In 2007, Bill Reilich made his twelfth annual visit to fish at London Lakes


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