Here is the Carol Haberle photo for our May edition, continuing our series by Greg Hale for Think Tasmania. Each month we publish a new image from Carol’s extensive library showcasing the beauty of Tassie. This time we feature an image captured at Lake Kara near Upper Natone.

Lake Kara - Tasmania

Lake Kara, north west Tas (photo by Carol Haberle)

Lake Kara: North West Coast

As Carol has shown on many occasions you don’t require lots of sunshine to get a remarkable image. This month’s photo was taken early one morning with not a single ripple on the water of Lake Kara. Hope your readers enjoy this photo. ~ Greg Hale

For more information about the location, we refer to Tasmania’s Inland Fisheries Service…

Lake Kara is a small man made reservoir situated east of Hampshire on the North West Coast. It was constructed using voluntary labour and opened for fishing in 1969. Despite regular stocking of brown and rainbow trout the lake has not produced very good trout fishing. An attempt to improve the situation by rehabilitation and improvements to the spawning creek was also unsuccessful. There is a large population of native blackfish in Lake Kara and this provides good sport for anglers wishing to target this species. The lake has been recently stocked with brook trout and angling has improved.

For further reading (facts for anglers in particular), please see this document about Lake Kara. Carol’s writing and photography often featured tales of fishing as these examples (below) from Tullah show. Her environment was always such great inspiration.

Tullah - Trout Fishing

Fishing Lake Mackintosh; Mackintosh Brown Trout

Thanks again to Greg Hale for selecting this photo of the month for May. It’s always a pleasure to publish this series and clearly readers still enjoy the featured photographs as a reminder of our dear Carol. Your feedback is always welcome, and we thank you for your kind messages.

Greg Hale is curating this series for Think Tasmania, featuring a monthly photo taken by Carol Haberle. Greg was a colleague, photography mentor and friend of Carol’s and we’re honoured to continue sharing her great work with readers.

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Map: Lake Kara, Tasmania…

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