If you’re keen to experience Tasmania’s best fly fishing, and want to support local business, get in touch with RiverFly and we can build you a custom fly fishing trip at 30% off. Beginners are welcome, and for the more experienced anglers, we’ll guide you to the best sight fishing found on the island.…

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The season so far… Spring and early summer river fishing has been very dynamic. River levels were extremely reactive to rainfall (rising quickly), which meant taking each day as it comes from a fishing-planning perspective. With the extra flows and floods, the average fish size in the Mersey and Meander was bigger than previous seasons,…

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Wild brown trout on the mayfly

The Tasmanian autumn hatches have begun! We’ve had some ripper fishing during the past three weeks, everything from hoppers, aphids, ants, baetid and caenid mayflies. It’s been important to keep moving and to find pods of action. Dry flies such as our Mini WMD Hoppers, #16 Fastwater Duns, Bruisers Bugs and F-Flies have all been successful.…

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Everyone asks, ‘where’s your favourite place to fly fish?’. It’s a hard question to answer, and a few places come to mind: the Western Lakes wilderness fishery, the South Esk River flowing at 130 mg/day, or Weir One at Brumbys Creek during high flows. These are all brilliant options, and at the top of my list. But its…

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Tailing trout, or tailers’ as we like to call them, are the number one target for September. They can be bloody hard – spooky, head in the weeds, and fickle, but they make up for it by the visual nature of the fishing. Swirls, tails, and fins all giving away the position of these shallow water…

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