Little Pine Lagoon – Fly fishing only trout water
On the Central Plateau, Little Pine Lagoon is a fly fishing only trout water, shallow and well suited for wading. With grassy shorelines, marshes and excellent weed growth, it is surrounded by tussocks and heathland.
Tailing trout are a highlight early season. I personally like to put a small dry beetle, such as a red tag, to tailing fish, and when they are on the cruise, showing both tail and dorsal, they are usually obliging. When the trout are being difficult, persistently fishing a suspended nymph will often do the trick.
Little Pine is renowned for its mayfly hatches which begin early December, often in isolated pockets and sometimes over a large area. Showy risers chomp down emerging duns, even in quite windy conditions. Sultry conditions bring the rise to a peak. When the black spinner get the opportunity to get out over the water, this also creates a memorable fly fishing experience.
The Inland Fisheries Service also provides useful information about many Tasmanian trout waters, including access points, anglers notes, and maps. Brochures are available at most fishing stores, visitor centres, or online. See the Anglers Access for Little Pine Lagoon.
Check out the Little Pine Lagoon webcam!
Anglers Alliance Tasmania have installed 9 webcams at various waters around Tasmania. They are a great tool for anglers when planning fishing trips. Click the names below to view their webcam: