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Tasmania's wild brown trout fishery established in 1864, is one of the best is the world. From accessible areas to remote wilderness there is something for all anglers. Our wilderness fishing is unique with thousands of lakes and tarns offering fishing like nowhere else.

The Fishery

Tasmania's wild brown trout fishery established in 1864, is one of the best is the world.

From accessible areas to remote wilderness there is something for all anglers.

Our wilderness fishing is unique with thousands of lakes and tarns offering fishing like nowhere else.

Large, popular, productive fisheries can be found in the central highlands of Tasmania.

Resident and sea run trout are a feature of our rivers and estuaries.

Tasmania's inland waters offer the chance to catch high numbers of fish or even the fish of a life time. By world standards the fishing pressure is low.

Whether you prefer bait, lure or fly fishing, there is something for everyone. Access is available for boating or shore fishing.

Good trout fishing can be found within two hours drive of all Tasmania's major cities.

The recreational fishery is based on the introduced salmonid species of brown, rainbow and brook trout and Atlantic salmon.

Most waters have healthy wild trout populations.  There are some waters where trout can’t breed naturally.   We stock these as part of our stocking program.

You will need a licence

You'll need an angling licence to fish inland waters in Tasmania if you are 14 years or older. Buy your licence now.

Rules you need to know

Catch limits, fishing methods and when you can fish vary between waters.  You should check the rules in the Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code.