Tyenna River

Region: South · Category: River


Min size: 220 mm Bag limit: 5 Method: All methods (bait, lures and flies) Season: 5/8/2023 - 28/4/2024


The Tyenna River is a large fast water stream providing excellent fishing for all methods of angling. Heavy rain in the south west catchment can result in elevated flows and turbidity however the river can clear quickly. Extensive areas of the river are overgrown therefore wading can improve access. The river bed is dominated by large boulder strewn runs which can be very slippery. Extreme caution should be exercised by wading anglers. Approx.1.5 km of the river flows through Mt. Field National Park. To protect the unique flora and fauna bait fishing is not permitted within National Parks. This part of the river is reserved for artificial lures and fly fishing only. If fishing within the Park fees apply and a Park Pass is to be displayed on vehicles and boats. Park Passes are available from the Mt. Field visitors centre.

Getting There

The Tyenna River is approximately 20km north west of New Norfolk via the B62 and/or B61. Most access points lie between the townships of Westerway and Maydena.

Recreational Fish Management

The Tyenna River is managed as a wild trout fishery dominated by brown trout however the Tyenna also has a reputation as a rainbow trout fishery.

Angling Notes

Large populations of small to medium sized brown and rainbow trout provide excellent sport for all methods of angling. A number of trophy fish are taken in the Tyenna River each season. Summer and autumn are the best times of the year particularly for wading when water levels are low. For the fly angler good hatches can occur on warm afternoons and upstream nymphing is a preferred method when fish are not rising. Bait fishing* with worms and grasshoppers can be productive. Small hard bodied lures, celtas and soft plastics are favoured by lure anglers. Areas of the river at Westerway, Mt Field National Park and Maydena are suitable for fishing from the bank. Other areas are heavily overgrown and are more suitable for wading. *Bait fishing is not permitted within National Parks

Protect Waters

Recreational anglers have a responsibility to look after fisheries resources for the benefit of the environment and future generations. Do not bring live or dead fish, fish products, animals or aquatic plants into Tasmania. Do not bring any used fishing gear or any other freshwater recreational equipment that may be damp, wet or contain water into Tasmania. Check, clean and dry your fishing equipment before entering Tasmania. Do not transfer any freshwater fish, frogs, tadpoles, invertebrates or plants between inland waters. Check your boat, trailer, waders and fishing gear for weed and other pests that should not be transferred before moving between waters. Do not use willow (which is a plant pest) as a rod support as it has the ability to propagate from a strike.


Foot access for anglers has been provided by the goodwill of public and private landowners and is a privilege not a right. If access is not specifically identified then you must ask for permission or you may be trespassing which is a criminal offence. Please respect private property and abide by the access rules and code of conduct to ensure the continued use of these areas. Do not stray into paddocks or trample crops. Avoid disturbing stock. Do not climb on fences. Leave gates as you find them. Do not cut down or deface trees for wattle grubs. Report any unusual fish captures or algal sightings to the Inland Fisheries Service. Report illegal activities to Bushwatch 1800 333 000