The fly fishing around Launceston has begun to build up for the season. By October 17th, big mayfly hatches had started on the South Esk, and massive beetle falls were occuring during the warmest periods of the month at Brumbys Creek. The upper North Esk and St Pats have had their water levels moderate, and the early morning Meander River smut fishing have begun. It’s a great time to be out, fishing with mates.

Flies of the moment: Fastwater Dun and Ostrich Herl nymph, available from

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