Dry Fly Fishing Tasmania

November 22, 2021

Dry fly fishing in Tasmania is in full swing, with the timing perfect for Tasmania's border reopening on the 15th December.

Dry Fly Fishing Tasmania

The beginning of the dry fly fishing season is the perfect time to experience fly fishing heaven in Tasmania.

Hatching mayfly duns and spinners, damselfly, beetles and other terrestrial insects brings excitement and anticipation to many Tasmanian fly fishing locals and visitors, as this yearly phenomenon presents the opportunity for much sought after sight fishing to rising trout.

Mayfly hatches have been occurring on lowland lakes, rivers and streams for some months now, however the beginning of hatches in the Central Highlands is an event of particular significance for fly fishing in Tasmania, with many of the lakes in the area being world famous for their prolific mayfly hatches.

man holding trout with both hands in tasmanian waters
Sight fishing to rising fish in Tasmania's Central Highlands.

The last couple of weeks has seen some shallower lakes and lagoons showing good numbers of mayfly duns hatching on days with overcast and warm conditions. These conditions are favourable for the warmer months on lakes such as Penstock Lagoon, Little Pine Lagoon and Woods Lake.

Mayfly hatches can occur across the entire lake or in small isolated patches, so being aware of signs of activity is important to success. Rising fish, birds gathering in one area and wind conditions are all factors to consider. Hatches of other insects can also occur throughout the day and being aware of which insects are hatching is vital.

A day of guided fly fishing is a great way to learn, hone your skills and gain the knowledge of how to be successful when fly fishing in Tasmania. It is one of the best investments you can make if you are planning on fly fishing in Tasmania.

A brown trout found feeding on hatching mayfly duns, Woods Lake Tasmania.

Looking for more Tasmanian fishing tips and locations?

We've also recently updated our blog post, "Trout Fishing Near Central Highlands Tasmania" which includes handy information about where - and how - to fish in areas such as Woods Lake, Great Lake and Arthurs Lake.

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