Here's an update from Trout Tales Tasmania, in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown.
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. https://www.anglersalliance.org.au/news/2020/3/28/national-parks-closed-to-fishing
The sudden realization that our fly fishing season was officially over left us reflecting on the season that was, and reliving the great moments that leave us full of anticipation for the next season of fly fishing adventures.
Early season (October – November) saw the lowland rivers in the North and some in the South firing with consistent mayfly hatches prompting some exciting dry fly fishing. Lakes around the East Coast and Northern lowland regions produced reliable catches of fish from wet fly fishing techniques.
Highland lake areas began to see mayfly hatches around December and some fantastic sight fishing was available in many of the lakes. This action that all fly fishers come to Tasmania to experience, continued throughout December, January and into February, however patchy weather of wind and cold spells at times delayed the action.
As cooler nights approached and hatches of mayfly, beetles and caddis became more patchy in the highland areas, many of the rivers came into prime fly fishing conditions with river levels low and fish feeding freely on both dry fly and nymph.
Fly fishing guides Tasmania
Regardless of the time of year you visit Tasmania, fly fishing options are endless and with some help from an accredited fly fishing guide, you can give yourself the best chance possible of encountering those elusive Tasmanian trout.
We can’t wait to see you all next season for another action packed year of fly fishing adventures.