Commonwealth Fly Fishing Tasmania


Tasmania received great world wide exposure during and following the Commonwealth Fly fishing championships held on Tasmanian waters in February this year resulting in a surge of national and international anglers booking a Tasmania trip to experience this exceptional trout fishery.
The Tasmanian team won the event convincingly beating competitors from all parts of the world including a “bone fishing” team from Christmas Island who had never left their home or flown in a plane and had certainly never seen a trout but all were exceptional fly anglers and were later presented with the friendly team award.
The Tasmanian 2012 – 2013 trout fishing season opened 4th of August 2012 and will continue through to the end of April 2013. With good autumn and winter rains producing high river flows and some record lake levels, both local and interstate anglers are anticipating one of the best trout fishing season for many years.
What is attracting anglers to Tasmania is the variety of trout waters from lightly fished rivers with large numbers of wild fish to thousands of pristine stillwaters in the Western Lakes area which would take a lifetime to explore.
Also the many variations of fly fishing available and the hugh range of hatching bugs throughout the season makes fishing Tasmania a real challenge for any angler.
Bob McKinley, of Fish Wild Tasmania is a Hobart based trout guide who specialises in showing his client angler’s how to find and catch trout with a variety of methods from stalking the shores polaroiding to boat drift fishing, loch style fishing, sight fishing wind lanes and wading the shallow western lakes.
Bobs tours can be for one day to as long as you like and are all inclusive of:
Transfers X Hobart, quality fly fishing gear, waders, wet weather tops, boat, the Tasmanian freshwater fishing license, all meals and accommodation in the Highlands on extended tours. There are no extras to budget for except the bar bill at the Lodge.
Contact details as follows:
Bob and Lyn McKinley
115A King St, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 7005
Mobile phone 0418 348 223