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What to Expect

Tasmania provides some of the best inland fishing waters in the world. Its abundant streams and lakes and its pristine, unique natural environment make it a highly attractive and exciting fishing destination.

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 good 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. Good 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 around four species of introduced salmonids (trout and salmon).

The Tasmanian climate, particularly in the highland country, is changeable and you need to be aware and prepared. Research the weather before you go and check the live webcams.

If you're looking for advice, talk to local angling clubs, accredited trout guides or tackle stores.

Angler Access brochures, which contain a map of the fishing water, are available for the majority of popular trout fishing waters.