Fly fishing Tasmania September mini-report

Here’s the latest news from around the state:

A rapidly rising Great Lake is littered with dead worms, which will provide awesome sight fishing opportunities along the edges as soon as we get a couple of consecutive warm days. Lake Augusta is also producing excellent sight-fishing in high water conditions, however the gate out West is still shut. Lake Huntsman is the pick for tailing trout, early and late, with the chance of good midge-hatches during the day.

The St Patricks is running consistently high, but very clear, likewise the upper North Esk which stays clear until near its confluence with Burns Creek. The Meander is high and murky, but the South Esk is reaching fishable levels and clearing. The Upper Macquarie is primed for the upcoming mayfly hatches, at a nice and high level and reasonably clear for this time of year. Great news is that Brumbys is up and flowing again, and look for good beetle falls over the next month.

That’s all for now, but look out for this season’s first newsletter next week.  Until then, you can check out our new flyshop at RiverFly’s Online Fly Shop for some great Orvis gear, along with products from Recycled Waders, Loon, Dr. Slick and Rio flylines. We have some great value fly tying materials being added for the site next week.




Daniel, Simone, and our new edition, young Sidney James!


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