On a day of wild wind, here is the latest fly fishing Tasmania hatch chart and fishing conditions (3/12/18):
Esk rivers – Coming off high and murky flood levels. Excellent mayfly and beetle activity leading up to the rain, and young fish are in great condition
St Pats – Brilliant fish quality, terrestrials are working well. Good numbers of snowflake caddis, patchy numbers in parts.
Mersey – Good early-morning Caenids, and daytime spinners and caddis. Excellent conditioned fish. Tannin-coloured flows due to rain.
Meander – Fishable above Deloraine, good hatches but patchy fishing due to cold water flows
Leven – Brilliant fish condition when levels suit
Brumbys – Predominantly stable, high and clear flows, the next few weeks should be great (subject to weather).
Talbots – Good red spinner falls.
Western Lakes – Gum beetles for the past few weeks, with spinners and damselflies also on the menu. Recent rains have resulted in very healthy fish.
Little Pine – Brilliant conditioned fish (averaging close to three pounds) and water quality
Woods – Great hatches and fish
Great Lake – Slow reports over the past fortnight
Camden Rivulet – Sadly the bulldozers have moved in, preparing the site for irrigation dam construction…
Favourite flies: Seal’s fur beetle patterns, 1864 Scruffy, Bruisers Bug and Coachman.