A great opportunity to try somewhere new to fish.

Lake Rowallan is a great place to fish. Photo Shaun Cooper

With the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 coming to Tasmania during 30 November and 7 December, there will be a temporary closures for fishing at the five venue waters. Regulations to support this event are shown below.

If the venues for the championship are your home waters, why not try somewhere a bit different for the short period when the closures apply.

There is a variety of lake fishing on the highlands. Bronte, Dee, Pine Tier, St Clair, Laughing Jack, Talbots and the Nineteen lagoons should all be fishing well at this time. Lake Echo is filling quickly and along with lakes King William, Rowallan, Mackintosh, Burbury, Huntsman, Leake, Four Springs, Bradys Chain and the numerous lakes that make up the Derwent system fishing opportunities abound.  Arthurs Lake is showing continued improvement and the fish in the spawning run were in excellent condition this year, so this should be good spot to try. We would love some reports from Arthurs Lake.

Much of the Mersey and Meander rivers will remain open but there are numerous rivers in the area if river fishing is your thing. The Leven, Inglis, Vale, South Esk, St Patricks and Macquarie rivers to name a few.

The following temporary regulation changes apply to the following locations:

  • The lake venues of Little Pine Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon and Woods Lake, will be closed to recreational fishing for the duration of the event, from midnight on Sunday 1 December to midnight on Friday 6 December 2019 inclusive.
  • The competition sections of the river venues will be closed to recreational fishing, from midnight on Sunday 24 November to midnight on Friday 6 December 2019 inclusive.
    • The Mersey River downstream of the Olivers Road (on the C 138) bridge to Hoggs Bridge (on the C 153).
    • The Meander River downstream from the Huntsman Lake dam to Barretts Bridge, Long Ridge Road (on the C 166).

The competition sites along the Mersey and Meander Rivers (see above) will close seven days before the competition starts. Fishing at the non-competition sections will remain open on these rivers.

For more information about the temporary regulations please phone us on 1300463474 1300 INFISH.

If you are interested in supporting the event yourself, head to the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 website and contact a member of the organising committee.

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