Fly fishing Tasmania

Tasmanian fly fishing update 11/01/2020 Happy new year! Summary: The small streams of the east feature low and clear flows, with plenty of sight fishing to single dries. The menu has been mixed, with caddis and the first hoppers of the season, though soldier beetles have been making appearances. Into the midlands and further west,…

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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…

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Here’s the latest Tasmanian fly fishing hatch chart! River heights are still very re-active to rain, but the best days are producing excellent nymph fishing, and a few on the dries. We’ve landed a few sea-runners, with peak action expected over the next month. Frogs have started on many of the lakes, and larger than average fish have been…

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Current Tasmanian fly fishing conditions: Warm and humid conditions have continued into March, creating periods of great tailing and slicks on the lakes, and baetid hatches on the rivers. River levels in general are good, while Great Lake, Arthurs and Woods Lake on the plateau are very low. Great news from our experiences this week were…

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