The new Trout Waters of Tasmania by Greg French has arrived, and is available now for purchase. Major changes include excellent new maps showing lake levels and best fishing areas, river maps, and optimum river levels for fishing. Also included are dozens of newly listed waters, and new full colour photos. Trout Waters of Tasmania weighs in at a hefty 1.4kg, and 368 pages of knowledge.
After more than eight years, Greg French has revised his bible of Tasmanian trout fishing waters. Inclduing full lists of optimum river levels, lake levels, access maps, fishing maps, and of course an A-Z listing of every Tasmanian Trout Water, this is a must have guidebook. Available now from FlyShop 1864, for delivery from the first week of August.
It’s here! The updated version of Greg French’s Tasmanian Trout Waters (2002) is due for expected release in July 2011. It’s been nearly a decade since TTW was published, and the book has since became known as ‘the bible’ for anyone wishing to know where and when to fish in Tasmania.
The comprehensively re-worked 2011 edition, titled Trout Waters of Tasmania, has evolved even further to include more waters, and features an even greater coverage of the great Tasmanian river fisheries. We’ve been proud to help Greg out with new features, including comprehensive river level references for the northern rivers, and awesome maps of the Meander, Mersey, Macquarie, St Patricks and Brumbys Creek. The Brumbys Creek Top Weir map is priceless, clearly displaying the best fishing areas, which are the floodplains that inundate during periods of high flow.
The lake maps have been re-worked also, and now show the shorelines at full supply levels, average levels, and low levels. These maps alone make the new Trout Waters of Tasmania an invaluable purchase.
If you’ve just picked up your copy of the latest FlyLife Magazine (Winter 2009), you’ll find a great article by Greg French on fishing the rivers past Maydena, in the state’s south. Greg’s been exploring them flat out during the past season, experiencing Tasmania’s most consistent fishing for larger river trout (in the 2-6lb class). Most of these fish are sighted, either polaroided, or seen rising among areas of deep water and high density structure. The scenery from these rivers is beautiful – typically rainforest full of ancient myrtles and sassafras, while the rivers themselves are medium sized fastwaters (similar to the Mersey) with a tannin-tinge.
To promote these unknown river fisheries, which are situated among some of Tasmania’s most beautiful forests, RiverFly is offering two chances to join us, and author/explorer Greg French as our guest, on these magic rivers. We are planning for one 2-3 day trip in late February, and one in early March, to coincide with the driest part of the season, and the best chance of hitting the rivers at the best time, to target the best fish. The exact dates are flexible to suit our guests, and our standard guiding rates apply. Trips will be based from New Norfolk or Maydena, depending on your preference.
If you are interested in joining RiverFly Tasmania on our fly fishing trips beyond Maydena, with our guest author and fishing explorer Greg French, drop me an Email now.