Fly fishing report – Tasmania, February 2015

After a tough, cool-weather January, summer has been back with a boom during February. Lots of warm, humid days have brought out the ants on both rivers and lakes. Hoppers and late afternoon black spinners have been on the Tasmanian rivers, while beetles and mayfly have been firing up the lake fishing. Best down low has been the South Esk, Meander and Mersey, while up to Little Pine, Penstock, Bronte and Great Lake have been reliable. Our 1864 black spinners has been deadly.

The best fish of the week was this 7lb thumper (24 inches), landed near our Western Lakes huts on a Woolly Caddis. Well done Mark!


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