Trout fishing in Tasmania

Get ready to become immersed in the wealth of trout fly fishing locations and experiences Tasmania has to offer. With several world class trout fisheries located within one to two hours drive from our major cities and destinations.

Whether you’re an avid fly fisher or someone eager to learn the art of fly fishing – there’s no better place to experience trout fly fishing than in Tasmania...

About trout fishing in tasmania

Tasmania offers some of the best trout fishing opportunities in the world – with many of our world class trout fisheries located close to both Hobart and Launceston.

For those seeking a more remote experience, Tasmania's rugged and breathtaking wilderness also caters for anglers and visitors seeking to escape the city. A Trout Tales multi-day fishing trip is the ultimate experience, with everything from snow capped mountains to crystal clear lakes and lagoons.

Targeting a range of fish from brown, rainbow and brook trout as well as Atlantic salmon - anglers have endless options of fishing in spacious estuaries, flowing creeks, undisturbed lakes, soothing rivers or remote tarns within stunning landscapes.

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What are some of the best trout fishing locations in Tasmania

No matter where you across the state, there's a fishing location near you.

Some of the best trout fishing locations near Hobart include:

  • Derwent Valley Region
  • Derwent River System
  • Coal Valley Region

For those closer to the north, some of the best trout fishing locations in Launceston are:

  • Mersey River
  • Meander River
  • South Esk River

The Central Highlands is also home to some of Tasmania's famous trout fishing with locations including:

  • Great Lake
  • Arthurs Lake
  • Nineteen Lagoons.

You can view all our favourite trout fishing spots in the Central Highlands in our latest blog post.

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"Through trout tales - matt provides a wonderfully enjoyable trout fly fishing experience that extends beyond the fishing to a unique experience of what tasmania has to offer."

The trout fishing season in Tasmania

The trout fishing season in Tasmania opens in August.

With snow and ice still common around the Highlands area, trips to lowland lakes are more common during the opening of the season yet still produce some great fishing opportunities despite the lower temperatures.

The mid-season of trout fishing in Tasmania, from October through to November, opens up a larger range of fishing opportunities with the peak of the dry fly and sight fishing season presenting itself around December to February.

Anglers should note however that Trout can become difficult to catch during this time as bright weather prevails, making accurate and subtle casting a must.

March to April in Tasmania brings a cooling of temperatures, allowing for a more targeted approach to fly fishing across the state – before the off-season of trout fishing in Tasmania ranges from May through to July; coinciding with the trout spawning period.

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frequently asked questions

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What trout Tales Tasmania has to offer

Trout Tales Tasmania is run by Matt Stone – who has over 15 years experience fly fishing for trout in Tasmania.
“After many years of early morning starts, long days on the water and endless lessons learned from unforgiving trout -I have accumulated a deep knowledge of fly fishing and respect for how Tasmania is truly a special place to experience."

Beyond the in-depth fishing experience that Trout Tales Tasmania brings to every trip, unique features of our packages include:

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Personalised trout fly fishing options to suit anglers of all abilities.

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Local knowledge and guidance of Tasmania’s best fly fishing locations.

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Access to accommodation within an hour of trout fishing spots.

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Transport, equipment and cuisine can all be organised.

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latest posts on the trout fishing tasmania blog

Dry Fly Fishing Tasmania

Dry Fly Fishing Tasmania

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

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Trout Fishing Near Central Highlands Tasmania

Trout Fishing Near Central Highlands Tasmania

A guide to some of our favourite trout fly fishing waters in Tasmania's stunning Central Highlands location.

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Trout Fishing Locations Near Launceston

Trout Fishing Locations Near Launceston

Located in Northern Tasmania and situated amongst some major river systems - the Launceston area holds some fantastic trout fly fishing opportunities.

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If you're ready to begin your Tasmanian trout fishing adventure, get in touch to organise your all-inclusive, personalised trout fly fishing packages.
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