The Tasmanian weather has been wet and mild since Christmas, with La Nina playing the prominent influence along with regular easterly patterns. The result has been atypical fishing and hatches; we’ve focused on tailers and terrestrial feeders on the rivers and lakes, and done pretty well. All fishing has been on the dry, with our…

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Tasmanian fly fishing hatch chart 19 Lagoons – Fish have switched from frogs to mayfly nymphs. Little Pine River system is fishing ok, with good conditioned fish, but a little hit and miss according to weather systems. Arthurs Lake – The return and rise of Arthurs has continued this season, with plenty of solid 2lb…

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Fly fishing Tasmania

Tasmanian fly fishing update 11/01/2020 Happy new year! Summary: The small streams of the east feature low and clear flows, with plenty of sight fishing to single dries. The menu has been mixed, with caddis and the first hoppers of the season, though soldier beetles have been making appearances. Into the midlands and further west,…

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Early season on the streams

Happy new season! The fishing is now underway in Tasmania, and it hasn’t disappointed. For the (rugged-up) sight-fishers out there, there has been some great shallow water action, with fish hunting smelt on one lowland stillwater, while the 19 Lagoons has given up really good conditioned fish already. The Fuzzle Bugger has done the trick,…

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