Trout Waters

Where can you go trout fishing in tasmania

Wild trout fishing in Tasmania is diverse, involving many different techniques: polaroiding on blue sky days, or sight fishing for tailing wild brown trout in shallow weedy margins, typical of the Western Lakes, or Mayfly hatches on Brumbys Creek, Macquarie River and Arthur’s Lake, or cruising the windlanes of Great Lake.

There are so many outstanding trout waters in Tasmania to choose from when you go trout fishing. We’d like to share some of our favourites!

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Leven River

River Leven

The River Leven is a wild trout fishery in Tasmania’s north west.   A bubbly, boisterous river, it is long, with much of it in deep forest and gorge terrain. A river of classic runs, riffles, glides, and pools etc. The head waters start not far from Cradle Mountain and enters the sea at Ulverstone. Great trout […]

Mersey River

Mersey River Tasmania

The Mersey is a very clear-water stream, has a long journey from the mountains to the sea, and is well served with Anglers Access information and infrastructure. There are bright open sections and plenty of shaded areas, fast water runs and riffles, as well as extended flat pools. On bright sunny days, late season, Mersey […]

South Esk River Tasmania

South Esk River Tasmania

The South Esk River is Tasmania’s longest river rising to the east of Ben Lomond and flowing east then south to Fingal where it then turns to the south west and follows the Esk Main Road toward  Conara then turns North West joining the Macquarie River at Longford flowing on through Hadspen to the Trevallyn Dam […]

Lake Lea Tasmania

Cradle Mountain area

In the Cradle Mountain area, good fly fishing options include Lake Lea, the Vale River, and Talbots Lagoon. Lake Lea Lake Lea is a very short distance from Cradle Mountain Lodge, very near to the Vale River in the Vale de Belvoir. Lightly tannin waters, great to wade and polaroid. It’s rather shallow, with consistent gradients. […]

Troy with a wild brown trout from Brumbys Creek

Brumbys Creek Tasmania

One of our favourite trout fishing streams. Rich weed beds, sandy bottoms, freestone and gravel runs.

Macquarie River

Macquarie River Tasmania

Classic mayfly fishing. The Macquarie River is a low-lying meadow river through most of its reaches.

Nineteen Lagoons Tasmania

With healthy wild populations of mainly brown trout, the Nineteen Lagoons is an exhilarating fly fishing experience.

Perfect Lake Burbury reflections

Lake Burbury Tasmania

Lake Burbury is on the west coast of Tasmania, approaching Strahan, closest town is Queenstown. Burbury is open all year round, has both browns and rainbows, and a large bag limit. The most productive time of year to fish Burbury is the spring, summer, autumn months. It’s a deep water fishery that really requires a boat to […]