trout fly fishing blog Tasmania

Learn more about trout fly fishing in Tasmania through the Trout Tales blog - including fly fishing guides, maps, locations, tips and updates.

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Trout Fishing near Hobart

Being the capital of Tasmania and one of the main arrival points for many travelling trout fishers, it is lucky that there is fantastic trout fly fishing near Hobart with a wide variety of small streams, rivers and lakes nearby.

April 20, 2020

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Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing in Tasmania

September 26, 2021

Recent rough weather conditions across Tasmania have suited the rainbow trout and produced some excellent days of fly fishing.

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A Guide To Planning Your Trout Fly Fishing Adventure in Tasmania

September 20, 2021

Understanding Tasmania's seasons and how they impact fly fishing opportunities.

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Spring Trout Fishing in Tasmania

September 13, 2021

Spring has hit Tasmania and with it comes the familiar sound of frogs, one of the Tasmanian trout's favourite sources of food.

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The Search For 'Tailing' Trout

September 5, 2021

Exploring one of the most sought after and elusive occurrences when fly fishing in Tasmania.

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Loch Style Fly Fishing in Tasmania

August 30, 2021

With the trout fly fishing season underway in Tasmania, we explore loch style trout fishing and what this means.

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Early Season Fly Fishing Tasmania

August 22, 2021

Hear more about the early season success fly fishing for trout in Tasmania's Highland Lakes.

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28 Gates Exclusive Fly Fishing Experience

August 16, 2021

One hour from Hobart, 28 Gates is home to large trout and exclusive fly fishing experiences.

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Fly Fishing Gear using Code TT10

August 15, 2021

Access great deals on all the fly fishing gear you need using our unique code when shopping at Hurleys Fly Fishing Australia.

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Tasmanian Trout Fishing Season Opening 2021

August 9, 2021

The opening of the 2021/22 trout fishing season in Tasmania brought cold and wet weather and plenty of trout fly fishing opportunities in the Tassie Highlands.

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Trout Fly Fishing Vouchers

August 2, 2021

A great way to combat changing travel restrictions in Australia and experience a fantastic guided trout fly fishing adventure in Tasmania.

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Trout Fly Fishing with Friends

July 27, 2021

Welcoming the new trout fly fishing season in Tasmania with some furry friends.

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New Partnership: Hurleys Fly Fishing

July 24, 2021

Trout Tales Tasmania are proud be ambassadors for the Stalker range of fly fishing gear with Hurleys Fly Fishing.

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Trout Fishing near Hobart

April 20, 2020

Being the capital of Tasmania and one of the main arrival points for many travelling trout fishers, it is lucky that there is fantastic trout fly fishing near Hobart with a wide variety of small streams, rivers and lakes nearby.

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Fly fishing guides in Tasmania

April 2, 2020

The age old question for travelling fly fishers all around the world – to engage the services of a fly fishing guide or not? Clearly, myself and my fellow fly fishing guides in Tasmania agree, hell yes! I strongly believe that local knowledge is one of the most powerful tools you can have when travelling to a new area to fly fish. It is a valuable investment that will bring extraordinary returns to your experience.

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Another great season fly fishing in Tasmania

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus stops fly fishing! In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak causing mass shutdowns of many industries and strict guidelines on social gatherings, travel and essential outings, our fly fishing and guiding season was cut short with our clients planned fishing trips tragically cut short or cancelled altogether.

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Fly fishing Tasmania – streams and rivers

March 6, 2020

As temperatures begin to drop in some of the highland fly fishing regions in Tasmania, mayfly hatches slow and therefore rising trout become harder to find. Luckily, at this time of the year, small streams and rivers all around Tasmania provide amazing fly fishing opportunities to lengthen the season and continue the fantastic fly fishing that is experienced in the highland lakes throughout December, January and well into February.

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Fly fish Tasmania – discover the very best

February 26, 2020

With the launch of Tourism Tasmania’s unordinary adventures campaign many traveling anglers have made it a focus to fly fish Tasmania. Fly fishing is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s top tourist attractions and with the latest campaign focusing on tourists visiting Tasmania to pursue their passions, including fly fishing, golf, mountain bike riding and walking, now is the perfect time to experience it for yourself.

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Trout Tale: Dustin in the Tasmanian Highlands

February 25, 2020

After piecing together a plan over email and long range phone calls with Colorado based fly fisherman Dustin, we finally met up in March to begin another Trout Tale in Tasmania. We set off from on a cool day and laid plans to venture to the Central Highlands, despite a less than ideal forecast.

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Best fly fishing in Tasmania

February 24, 2020

We get many emails from fly fishers all around the world wanting to know where to find the best fly fishing in Tasmania and what is the best way to approach experiencing as much of Tasmania’s fishery as possible.

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Trout Fish Tasmania – it’s great!

February 22, 2020

New Zealand fly fisherman Jack Kos reflects on his recent trip to Tasmania, and outlines why all fly fishers should come and trout fish Tasmania.

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Tasmanian trout fishing icon finally returns

February 17, 2020

After a 25 year battle to eradicate European Carp from Lake Sorell, the much loved Tasmanian trout fishing has officially been re-opened to anglers. A recent article from Inland Fisheries Services reported;

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Trout fishing rivers Tasmania

January 27, 2020

A great benefit coming from the recent World Fly-Fishing Championships has been upgraded tracks around various trout fishing rivers Tasmania has on offer, including venues used during the competition, now open to the public, increasing fly-fishing opportunities.

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Western Lakes fly fishing Tasmania

January 20, 2020

A Western Lakes fly-fishing experience in Tasmania is an fishing experience that is hard to beat anywhere in the world – wading one of over 3000 shallow lagoons, sighting large golden trout cruising the flats, searching for recently hatched mayfly. At this time of year, a single dun or spinner pattern presented well does the trick for these wary trout.

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Guided fly fishing Tasmania

January 14, 2020

Heading to Tasmania’s Central Highlands for a two day guided fly fishing Tasmania trip, with new client Drew, on an inclement cold and windy summers day we hoped the trout would still be searching for mayfly and beetles, given the favourable time of year.

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World Fly Fishing Championships 2019

January 10, 2020

A great little video encapsulating all the action from the recent World Fly Fishing Championships 2019, held right here in Tasmania, at venues our clients regularly visit to fly fish with us.

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Rainbow Trout Fishing in Tasmania

January 9, 2020

Rainbow Trout in Tasmania are considered by many anglers to be the best sporting fish to catch, but they have not adapted in the wild as well as the Brown Trout. This species was introduced from North America in 1898. The Tasmanian record Rainbow Trout is 7.8kg caught in the Ouse River in 1933. Rainbow Trout usually have a dark olive green back and silvery white ventral surface, with a pink to red flash along the side.

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Trout fishing Tasmania – meet your guide

January 6, 2020

Trout fishing Tasmania is broad subject and the world class fishery has been a deep point of discussion among anglers for generations. Tasmania can be a very challenging fishery due to the changeability of the weather, varying altitudes and a high level of execution required in order to be successful. With that said, it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding places to fly fish anywhere in the world.

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