The past week has saw hatch activity really pick up in Tasmania. Frogs are still going in the highlands, complemented by gum beetles and midges. Reports of duns have been sparse, but the hatches are starting to trickle through. Flooding on the lowland rivers has held fishing off on the South Esk and Macquaire systems, while the Meander, Mersey, St Pats and North Esk have all fished well. Small black spinners, baetids and snowflake caddis have all been hatching, along with flying ants. Tooms and Crescent are still popular for big fish hunters, but it’s been hard to go past the Western Lakes for prime conditioned fish, and high lake levels.
Feel free to give us a call if you have any fly fishing questions, we can steer you towards the best waters, and supply you with the best flies (all tied in Tasmania)!
Thanks, Daniel, Simone and the RiverFly 1864 team.