Fly Fishing for Trout from Launceston

Why Launceston is an excellent choice when fly fishing for trout in Tasmania

Launceston, Northern Tasmania

A number of excellent trout waters are located in this region, including small streams, rivers, meadow streams, lakes, and tailrace waters, along with the Tamar River estuary for saltwater species. These are easily accessed from your base in Launceston or nearby Northern Midlands towns.

Launceston Airport is only 15 minutes from the city and most northern midlands towns.

Launceston is well situated for fly fishing all season, and particularly for early and late season quality trout fishing.

Launceston is also a reasonable travel time to those wishing to fly fish the lakes of Tasmania’s Central Highlands area.

Did you know that Launceston was the hosting venue for the World Fly Fishing Championships in 2019?

Book now for your fly fishing adventure or check availability – Gary 0418875001, Fiona 0417975006 or send an email.

Guided fly fishing tours from Launceston

We offer guided fishing tours from Launceston. We can pick you up directly from your accommodation or Launceston Airport.

Book now or check availability – Gary 0418 875 001, Fiona 0417 975 006 or send an email.

Find information about tours and rates here.

angler casting a fly into a small stream

Estuary Fishing all year round

Estuary fishing on the Tamar River is an all-year round activity, even through winter when a majority of Tasmania’s trout waters close for spawning.

There are many species in the Tamar River, and some of those that we target with fly, lure, and bait include Australian Salmon, flathead, whiting, kingfish.

Angler holding a fish on boat on river

What else can you do in Launceston?

There are plenty of activities in the Launceston region to explore on your days off, or for the non-anglers in your group. While your adventure sees you casting to the wily trout, their adventures will have them exploring the city and surrounds.

Launceston has been named as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy so you can be assured of a fabulous foodie experience, including dining, markets, farm gates, cellar doors, and cooking experiences.

Launceston has a variety of museums and galleries, events and festivals, music and performances, grand architecture, beautiful parks and reserves, short walks, river cruises, and the stunning Cataract Gorge – a combination of gardens, native animals, and a wilderness, all only a few kilometers from the city centre.

Launceston was named the nation’s top travel destination in the 2022 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year Awards.

Launceston Cataract Gorge

Where to stay in Launceston?

There are plenty of accommodation options in Launceston. Check out our suggestions that many of our clients have loved.

A hotel in Laucneston

For short fishing stories and hints and tips, check out our Trout Blog!


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Trout Territory – Fiona Dewar, Gary France | Tourism Australia | IdeasbanQ | #NECIAUS | Hotel Verge | Launceston Cataract Gorge