Quick Facts and Pricing
- Spring, Summer, Fall
- Full or Half Day
- $750 Full Day Walk and Wade, 2 anglers
$2250 per angler, 3 days/2 nights hut trip fishing package
$3250 per angler, 6 days/6 nights ultimate package
- Brown trout
Tasmania is a breathtakingly beautiful island just 40 minutes flight south of mainland Australia. Located 42 degrees south, Tasmania is the fly fishing capital of Australia and offers some very memorable experiences that you just can’t find anywhere on earth. With a dry land agricultural heart, and a mountainous centre of rainforests and alpine heath, it’s no wonder that more than 40% of Tasmania is encompassed by National Parks and World Heritage Listed wilderness areas. If solitude and sight fishing is your preference, then this sparsely populated island is the place to be.RiverFly Tasmania, owned by Daniel and Simone Hackett, is a river-based guided fly fishing business located in Launceston (40 minutes flight from Melbourne airport, and 1 ½ hours flight from Sydney airport). Our focus is the small to medium sized slow-flowing rivers of Tasmania’s agricultural heart.Dry fly is the norm from October until April, with spring and fall mayfly hatches, and summertime hopper fishing. The trout are wild brown trout, which have been in Tasmania since 1864. Average sizes range from 12-18 inches, and 20-22 inch trout are landed each week. Catches range from 2 to 15 fish per day dependant on conditions.Daniel and Simone also operate the only wilderness fly fishing operation in Tasmania: RiverFly Wilderness Huts. Located in Tasmania’s wilderness World Heritage Area, the huts are the perfect base camp to experience this uniquely Tasmanian sight fishing destination. The challenging fly fishing is dominated by lake-edge sight fishing and wade-polaroiding, in shallow and crystal clear waters. Dry flies are the go-to tactic. 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. The focus of the guides is on maximising sight-fishing and dry fly fishing opportunities. The wild brown trout average 18-20 inches, though small numbers of very challenging trout of up to 26 inches (10 pounds) can be targeted during what Tasmanian’s term ‘blue sky days’: bright days, low wind, and 20 degree centigrade days.
Daniel and Simone are also active conservationists, raising monies through their business for the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and other worthy causes annually. They also own and run FlyShop 1864, Tasmania’s only Orvis Dealer, and Australia’s only Patagonia fly fishing equipment retailer.
Combine a Wilderness Huts trip with our RiverFly Three Rivers Package, for the ultimate 6 day, rivers & wilderness guided fly fishing package.
Included: Return transfers from Launceston, accommodation, all meals and beverages for the Wilderness Huts component of your trip, morning tea and lunches for the Three Rivers Package. The use of flies and any gear required and 2 guides per booking.