28 Gates is a luxury farm stay accommodation that also offers a number of activities on the property including feeding the placid farm animals, walks in the wilderness, native wildlife night tours, photography tuition, enjoying local food and wine and of course, fly fishing for trout!
We began fly fishing at 28 Gates over two years ago when we found a growing demand from our clients for fly fishing options outside of the main trout fishing season. Being a private fishery, no angling license is needed and it is open year round for fly fishing. It is great for fly fishers of all experience levels.
Located only one hour from Hobart, situated in the Derwent Valley, it often enjoys more favourable weather conditions than many of the Highland Lakes we regularly visit over the summer months (...and if you're looking for more trout fly fishing locations near Hobart, you can check out our popular blog post too).
The fly fishing experience itself at 29 Gates is spectacular - being a private fishery it is totally exclusive, as only one group is allowed access to the lakes each day. This along with brown, rainbow, tiger and brook trout averaging 4 pounds and often encountered up to 10 pounds, it makes for some very memorable fly fishing experiences.
September 26, 2021
Recent rough weather conditions across Tasmania have suited the rainbow trout and produced some excellent days of fly fishing.read post
September 20, 2021
Understanding Tasmania's seasons and how they impact fly fishing opportunities.read post
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.read post