Little Pine


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Locality :    Adjacent to the Marlborough Highway, south-west of Great Lake and north of Bronte Park.

The lagoon was formed by damming the Little Pine River  and is fed by the Western Lakes catchment of the same river.  It covers an area of 220 ha when full.  Little Pine is very shallow and and can all  be waded during summer.  The shores are flat, grassy and exposed.

Boating :    Little Pine is only suitable for small dinghies and the recommended boat launching ramp is on the eastern side of the lake.

Regulations :    Little Pine is reserved for fly fishing only.

Trout Stocks :    Little Pine Lagoon is a wild brown trout fishery.   Rainbow Trout are very rare in this water.


Dam end of the Lagoon

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Historical Notes :     For many years the river and lagoons yielded brown trout to 8lb. There was exceptional fishing following the damming of the river in 1954.

Features :     The western shore of Little Pine is accessed by parking at the Dam.  The western side of the Dam can be productive late-evening.   Early in the season, when the Pine is full, trout can often be found in the mouths of the deep channels.  Grassy Promenade, along the western shore is favoured during dun hatches.  The Cricket Pitch is one of the most reliable places to find tailing rout during October, through to December.  Little Pine is noted for two annual highlights;  tailers in springtime and dun hatches in summer.


Northern end looking  west

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