Tasmania is a fantastic fly fishing location and
is high on the list of locations for all fly fishers. Don't expect
push over fishing as often the elements can work against you and
the fishing is highly weather driven. Given good weather conditions
or hatch driven activity the fishing can be absolutely superb.
The best approach with Tassie is to go when you
can and try to make that during December to April. The fish only
have a relatively short season to prepare for the rigors of spawning
and feed actively during these months.
If you hit the weather jackpot and get some good
weather during your visit then a highlight of the Tassie fly fishing
experience is the Western Lakes and remote systems.
- Blowy and cloudy. Fish at Arthurs and surrounding lakes or Penstock.
- Some blue sky with strong winds. Visit the Nineteen Lagoons area
and polaroid some of the sandier lakes. Try Kaye if it clouds over.
- Blue sky and mild wind. Straight out the back for walking/polaroiding.
Try Tallinah, Christys, Talleh Lagoons or head out to Julians and
Pillans systems. Blue Peaks is a beautiful location.
- Overcast no wind. Fish the dunn hatch at Little Pine or Arthurs.
- Windy with rain/sleet. Relax indoors and maybe do some prospecting
on Great Lake or drop down to Bronte system.
- Respite from the wind. Try Pine Tier, Bronte system or King William.
- Wind lanes. Try Great Lake and Arthurs.
- Treed walk in. Try Lake Ina.
- Tailing fish. Little Pine Lagoon. Arthurs softer
edged bays. Some of the smaller lagoons close to Miena.
- Brook Trout. Clarence Lagoon.
- Larger numbers of smaller fish. Lake King William
and Gunns Lagoon.
- Rainbow Trout. Great Lake. Dee Lagoon. Bradys
Lake. Pine Tier Lagoon.
****Self contained, basic but comfortable, 3 bedroom
fishing shack located in Miena is available for $40 per person per
night or $250 per person per week ****
Travelling Fly Fisher can assist with other accommodation
options as well as arranging guiding and other components for your
Tassie fly fishing trip.
Tassie flies for the highlands. Brown nymph, emerger,
dunn, and black spinner. Gum beetle. Red tag or Geehi. Caddis, midge,
snail and crustacean patterns. Wee wets and attractors can also
us to ask any questions that you may have regarding Tasmania
and to discuss your travel / fishing plans in more detail.
Will happily provide detailed information on locations,
styles of fishing and flies to travelling fly fishers.
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