Russell River, Tasmania

End of season on Russell River, southern Tasmania

Back in late April we took the weekend off and set out in our campervan for a getaway to southern Tasmania to join Gary’s brother and friends for birthday celebrations at the Rivers Edge Wildnerness Camping ground. Over several nights we camped on the Russell River at Lonnavale and by the Arve River at Geeveston.

On the last day of the season I put an hour in on the Russell River, nymph under a dry, for three browns in and around the pound range. Heavily forested area, and at this time of year the sun was rather low in the sky, so not a great deal of warmth at all, or light getting onto the water. The option of dry fly action was limited.

Geeveston is also the home of the  Tahune Airwalk. We really enjoyed this and can recommend it to anyone visiting southern Tasmania. The airwalk is an opportunity to wander through the treetops. From the airwalk we could view the junction of the Huon and Picton Rivers, and we walked the two swinging bridges over both of those rivers.

Note that all of these waters are now closed for fishing until August 2017.

Russell River, Tasmania

The Russell River beside our campsite at Lonnavale

Russell River Tasmania

Camping by the Russell River Tasmania

Russell River Tasmania

A section of the Russell River

Arve River Tasmania

Arve River Tasmania

Huon River, viewed from the Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

Huon River, viewed from the Tahune Airwalk, Tasmania

Views of the Huon & Picton Rivers from the Tahune Airwalk

Views of the Huon & Picton Rivers from the Tahune Airwalk

Selfie on the Tahune Airwalk

Selfie on the Tahune Airwalk