For those seeking a more remote experience, Tasmania's rugged and breathtaking wilderness also caters for anglers and visitors seeking to escape the city; with many of our world class trout fisheries located close to both Hobart and fishing spots near Launceston.
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.
No matter where you across the state, there's a fishing location near you.
Check out all the best trout fishing locations near Hobart over at the Trout Tales blog.
For those closer to the north, Matt has listed his favourite trout fishing locations in Launceston too.
The Central Highlands is also home to some of Tasmania's famous trout fishing locations.
You can view all our favourite trout fishing spots in the Central Highlands in our latest blog post.
The trout fishing season in Tasmania opens in August each year.
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.
Tasmania’s main trout fishing season runs from the first weekend in August to the last weekend in April. During this time, most trout fishing waters are open and good numbers of trout can be caught using a variety of techniques to suit the time of the year and conditions on the day.
Learn more at our dedicated blog post to Tasmania's trout fly fishing season.
Fly fishing can be a daunting prospect for those starting out with so many different elements to consider.
Investing in a guide or spending time with an experienced fly fisher can be the highly valuable to establishing a fly fishing career. Get in touch with Matt and Trout Tales - we're always happy to help new anglers in their journey!
For dry flies a selection of mayfly imitations such as Possum Emergers as well as other general flies such as Red Tags and Royal Wolfs is a good start. Whilst wet flies such as Woolly Buggers and Streamers are consistently productive.
With the diversity of Tasmania’s trout fishery, there are a few essential pieces of equipment needed to maximise your chances of success when fly fishing in Tasmania.
Generally 5-6wt rods are suitable, along with floating and sinking fly lines, a range of dry and wet flies and other equipment such as a good pair of waders and polarized sunglasses for spotting trout.
Booking an experienced and accredited guide such as Trout Tales, can greatly increase the enjoyment and success of your fly fishing journey in Tasmania.
With so many trout fishing destinations, it can often be difficult for anglers new to Tasmania to decipher where is best at different times of the year.
A trout fishing guide can assist you with the right location, gear selection and weather/water conditions to look for to successfully fly fish in Tasmania.
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:
Personalised trout fly fishing options to suit anglers of all abilities.
Local knowledge and guidance of Tasmania’s best fly fishing locations.
Access to accommodation within an hour of trout fishing spots.
Transport, equipment and cuisine can all be organised.
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