Guided fly fishing days are for groups of one to four anglers. Catering for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. You can bring your own equipment, or they will supply you with everything you need. Ninety percent of the time our guided clients return with up to twelve Trouts, from half pounders to four pounders. Riverfly 1864 guides will safely take you into North Eastern Tasmania’s best fly fishing locations including Brumby’s Creek, the South Esk and North Esk rivers, St Patrick's River, Meander and Mersey Rivers.
Three Rivers Package
Three Days, Three Rivers, Three Experiences.
This package offers anglers the opportunity to fish three different rivers, offering three unique experiences, over three days. The destinations are tailored to your goals, as is the style of fishing. You can tackle small streams or large rivers or fish from rafts, which offers a great contrast. Perfect for beginner to advanced anglers with classic dry-fly fishing to mayfly feeders, spinners, caddis, beetles, and hoppers as the season progresses.
Western Lakes Huts – Three-day Wilderness fly fishing Experience
October to March.
RiverFly is able to offer anglers a unique opportunity to fish Tasmania’s Western Lakes over 3 days and 2 nights, as featured recently in FlyLife #81. You’ll be camping in RiverFly’s huts in the UNESCO listed Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, located an hour and a half south of Launceston.
The private Western Lakes Huts are located on the iconic conservation property, Skullbone Plains (twenty-five kilometres west of Bronte Park), and share a sixteen kilometres boundary with the UNESCO listed World Heritage Area. Just two-hundred metres away from the huts, through forest and alpine heath, sits the snowgum-lined beaches of Lake Ina, the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, and the greater Western Lakes wild trout fishery.
The unique combination of location and sight-fishing opportunities make RiverFly Wilderness Huts one of the most exciting guided freshwater fly fishing initiatives in Australia. This is a fly fishing and wilderness experience you will never forget.
Spanning an area of forty kilometres by twenty kilometres, the Western Lakes has few comparisons globally. Also known as the Land of Three Thousand Lakes, the region averages an altitude of 1000 metres, and features varied terrain from alpine to temperate rainforest. The focus of the guides is on maximising sight-fishing and dry fly fishing opportunities. Wild brown trout dominate the fishery, with an average size of two and a half pounds (eighteen inches) with the largest Trout caught in recent years estimated at seventeen pounds in weight.
The challenging fly fishing is dominated by lake-edge sight-fishing and wade-polaroiding, in shallow, crystal clear waters where dry flies are the norm. The only other comparison to this style of fly fishing is flats-fishing for bonefish. Lake-shallows are scanned for cruising browns which are targeted with a quick presentation and the rest is up to the trout and angler.
A typical day consists of ten to fifteen kilometres of hiking and fishing around Lake Ina and surrounds carrying a day-pack and fly gear, so some fitness is essential. In stable weather patterns they head further afield beyond Ina, fishing headwater tarns for once-in-a-lifetime Trophy Trout. A total of ten or so lakes and tarns are accessible from RiverFly Western Lakes Huts.
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide, prior to your departure.