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Brumbys Creek

Region: North · Category: Major


Brumbys Creek - Above weir 1

Min size: 220 mm Bag limit: 5 Method: Artificials (lures and flies) only Season: 5/8/2023 - 28/4/2024

Brumbys Creek - Below weir 1 to Macquarie River

Min size: 220 mm Bag limit: 5 Method: All methods (bait, lures and flies) Season: 5/8/2023 - 2/6/2024

Latest stocking

Date Number Species Age Weight (g) Type Stocked from
07/10/2023 40 Rainbow Trout Adult 5000 Diploid FF#07 - Cressy (Petuna)
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In the early 1960's, three low profile weirs were constructed on Brumbys Creek to buffer the large flows resulting from the release of water from the nearby Poatina power station. Large fluctuations in water levels occur over short periods depending on release of water for power generation. Latest information on predicted water flows can be obtained from The weirs are very popular throughout the angling season and provide excellent fishing for predominately brown trout with the occasional rainbow being present.

Getting There

The IFS has negotiated access for anglers across private and public land. Foot access for anglers has been provided by the goodwill of landowners and is a privilege not a right. In locations where access signs are displayed you are free to access the water without asking permission however in other locations you may need to ask permission first (Check the description details on the map).

Please respect private property and abide by the access rules and code of conduct to ensure the continued use of these areas.

Recreational Fish Management

Brumbys Creek is managed as a wild trout fishery.

Protect Waters

Recreational fishers have a responsibility to look after fisheries resources for the benefit of the environment and future generations of fishers. Didymo, commonly called Rock Snot is a freshwater alga that is widespread in the Northern Hemisphere and has recently invaded a number of waterways in the South Island of New Zealand. Didymo is causing major concern for fishery managers and anglers and poses a significant threat in Tasmania because of the potential transfer from New Zealand via fishing equipment used in Didymo infested water. If you are visiting from, or returning from an angling holiday in New Zealand please Check, Clean and Dry your fishing equipment. Report any catches or observations of unusual fish to the IFS. Fish known to be present in Brumbys Creek are tench, redfin perch, brown trout, rainbow trout and short finned eel.

Recreational Use

Weir 1 provides the pick of the fly-fishing. The relatively open shoreline gives access to the weedy margins where fish can be found fossicking early in the season or as the weather warms up, rising to various aquatic insects as they hatch. Lure fishing is also practised although often limited by thick weed growth. Weir 2 provides opportunities for both lure fishing and fly fishing in generally faster flowing water. Weir 3 is preferred by lure and bait anglers with the lower section of the weir being more open and conducive to these methods. During periods of high flow the turbulent water at the base of the weirs are good areas to target.


Taking fish from a moving boat powered by electric motor or manual labour is permitted on weirs 1 & 3. Petrol motors can be used to traverse weirs 1 &3. Boating is prohibited on weir 2. Fishing from a boat within 100 metres from an angler fishing from the shore is prohibited unless the boat is securely moored. Hydro Tasmania manages Brumbys Creek in collaboration with Inland Fisheries Service, Department of Primary Industries and Water and Anglers Alliance Tasmania.


To fish in an inland water you must hold a current Inland Angling Licence and fish with a rod, reel and line during the angling season that applies to that water. You may purchase an Angling Licence from an authorised agent, Service Tasmania shops or on-line at You will be able to access a copy of the Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishing Code which provides an overview of angling regulations at the place of purchase.