Your Fly Fishing Adventure in Tasmania

Enjoy some of the best wilderness fly fishing that Tasmania has to offer, locally owned and operated.

Our specialties are sight-fishing for wild trout, wilderness guiding, and teaching beginners. Rafting or wading, large rivers or small streams – the choice is yours.

RiverFly 1864 guides keep you safe, guide you to the best spots, and help you select the best flies to tempt the most discerning trout. Single-day or multiple-day guided fishing bookings and beginner or advanced anglers catered for.

RiverFly 1864 is the leading river and wilderness tour operator. Our guides will lead you onto wild brown and rainbow trout among the famous Tasmanian midland streams, or along more remote rainforest rivers. Venues include Brumbys Creek, the South Esk and North Esk rivers, St Patricks River, Meander and Mersey rivers.

RiverFly also runs Tasmania’s first licenced Western Lakes guiding operation. We operate in this world-class sightfishing region, known for its flats-style fishing for brown trout. Located in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area, right next to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

Get yourself to Launceston (direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) and start your fly fishing adventure.

RiverFly 1864 is a 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Award Winner, and 2016 & 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Award Winner


Legendary Sage and Orvis fly fishing rods
Men's and Women's breathable waders
All flies and equipment
Gourmet lunch by the water
Morning and afternoon tea and refreshments
A sense of humour mixed with brilliant guiding skills

If you have a desire to learn or experience something in particular, please tell us so that we can meet your requests. Each day is a learning experience and a relaxing adventure.

Leave Behind

Multi tasking
Mobile phones
Traffic Jams ...
You get the idea

What You Bring

A fierce willingness to experience the majesty of Tasmania's wilderness
A Tasmanian angling licence, and (optional) travel insurance in case of illness
Your own fly fishing equipment (if you prefer)
Warm clothes
Polaroids, sun cream & hat

How Big?

Sizes range from half-pounders to four-pounders. Yep, four pound trout.

How many you get depends on your skill and experience, learning ability, natural ability and conditions on the day.

How Many?

About 90% of Riverfly clients return from a guided fly fishing day with between one and twelve fish each.

And yes, twelve trout in a day is totally awesome.