Mersey River - TAS



DEG: -41.210468 146.370895
DMS: 41º 12' 37.69" S 146º 22' 15.22" E
UTM: 55 G 5437688mN 447260mE
Altitude: 2m


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Geography - Lake,River,Creek


202.1kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 278 km (3 hours 16 mins)
396.03kms South of Melbourne - Driving 459 km (20 hours 37 mins)

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The Mersey River rises on the Central Plateau south of Lake Rowallan and enters Bass Strait at Devonport. The angler access map (click on icon above) refers to a 55km stretch of the river from Lake Parangana to Latrobe. Anglers may access the river at various locations, including Mersey Forest Road, Olivers Road, Liena, Union Bridge, Dynans Bridge, Kimberley, Merseylea, Warrawee Conservation Area and Latrobe.The Mersey River is one of the best river fisheries in Tasmania. Anglers will particularly enjoy fishing the fastwater sections downstream from Lake Parangana to Dynans Bridge, the rural flats at Kimberley and Merseylea and the estuary at Latrobe.Each March long weekend is the Devonport Regatta which consists of Power Boat racing, Miss Regatta Girl, Trans Mersey Swim, greasy pole, side show alley and woodchopping events.Whitewater rafting is popular on the river.Latrobe's Henley-on-Mersey Regatta held on Australia Day 26 January each year at Belles Parade consists of woodchopping, Ferret racing, Triathlon, Iron Trial Strongman, Boat Race, Cherry Spitting and Gum boot throwing.The Mersey River is also popular for water skiing.
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Closest Weather Station

Devonport Airport at 24/05:30am EST
Distance from Mersey River 6.61km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Devonport Airport
Distance from Mersey River 6.61km NE
Mean Max. °C21.321.620.317.715.313.412.713.114.215.817.819.6
Mean Min. °C12.212.610.
Mean Rain mm42.337.347.760.973.877.494.590.675.063.658.053.5

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