Tasmania fishing holiday

“You donít get trout fishing like this anywhere else in the world. This ten day fly fishing itinerary, with expert guides, is like something out of a movie. There are only two words. Go fish.”


Hobart | Expert Tasmania fly fishing guide | Macqurie River in Ross | Currawong Lakes | Brickendon | RiverFly Wilderness Camp | Walls of Jerusalem National Park | Launceston | Lake St. Clair | Pumphouse Point Wilderness Lodge

Description of Tasmania fishing holiday

This Tasmania fishing holiday takes you to the island that was the birthplace of trout fishing in the Southern Hemisphere. One hundred and fifty years ago brown trout ova were packed in moss and ice and transported successfully, on the third attempt, from the UK to Hobart, from where they were taken by horseback all over Tasmania, Australia, onwards to New Zealand and further field. In the year that celebrates this remarkable anniversary, one of the Tasmania's most breath-taking World Heritage wilderness lodges is also due to open, Pumphouse Point, located 250 metres from the shore of Lake St Clair, Australia's deepest lake, and one of the finest fly fishing spots in the world. Tasmania is known as The Land of 3000 Lakes with the deepest in Australia, packed full of wild trout, and as many crystal clear rivers and streams providing extraordinary fly fishing and lure fishing for anyone of all ages.

Nowhere else in the world offers such a huge range of diversity of fishing from remote wilderness camps on the edge of the World Heritage Wilderness, to convict built estates in heritage village that happens to have one of the world's best trout fishing rivers running through it to sustainable fishing eco lodges such as Currawong Lakes in the north east wilderness. While you are unlikely to see another human other than your guide for many of the days you are in Tasmania, you are never alone. Wedge-tailed eagles soar overhead, platypus duck and dive in the waters around you, and wombats, wallabies and Tasmanian devils rustle in the bush nearby, or stand on the shore watching you in nonchalant bemusement. Among the top fly fishing guides in Australia including the current Commonwealth Champion, Tasmania also has Australia's only professional fisherwoman, who takes pride in encouraging ladies and children to try their hands at fly fishing making it a holiday for couples and families too.

Whether you want to take one day out of you holiday to try your hand at fishing or two full weeks casting your fly in the very best of Tasmania's lakes and rivers from the north east to the Central Highlands you can be sure of stunning landscapes, weird and wonderful wildlife, superb food and drink and a comfortable bed on which to lay your head under a star filled inky black sky. Tasmania's trout fishing season runs from September to March.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Several of the properties on this itinerary are either within the World Heritage listed wilderness, on the very edge of it, or in National Parks. For example, Riverfly Huts are simple, modern & lightweight structures, constructed with insulated walls, canvas roofs and ceilings, and wrap-around decks, all perched above the native flora on raised platforms. Ninety pe rcent of the materials used were manufactured in Australia, and the huts were built to strict environmental impact-minimisation principles. Currawong Lakes is a sustainable trout fishery, and to ensure the general welfare of the property long term the owners have taken extensive measures to ensure well functioning ecosystems and adequate habitat. In consideration of this soil erosion, sediment control and re vegetation are both economically and ecologically important. The approach to habitat management, vegetation and rehabilitation has been designed with focus on the integration of conservation over the long term. Defining what resources existed on the property and how they interacted with the environment was the first step of a journey undertaken to stabilize and enhance habitats and rehabilitate aquatic environments, including both riparian and upland activities as well as lowland activities, such as repairing connections in the floodplains and addition of habitat structures in streams. The property was relieved of livestock interaction and an ongoing game management program put in place so as to prevent further degradation and to allow new seedlings an opportunity to grow. Reconstruction of creek areas, the addition of extra channels and formation of habitat structures all slow winter flows and were constructed to be stable in a wide range of flows. Stabilisation measures in the form of sediments ponds have been constructed. The overall design of this aimed at achieving long term stability, erosion control and also to harmonise with more general rehabilitation and re vegetation strategies. The result is a much improved habitat, the return of creek and lakeside vegetation and insect populations to support a self sustaining fishery, the return of a diverse array of bird life, a dramatically improved health amongst the wildlife population, clean flowing waterways, and an overall ambiance and balance. The property continues to monitor and work upon ecosystem function variables, such as vegetation production, plant and soil respiration, litter decomposition rates, etc as a means of determining functionality in the rehabilitating ecosystem
Pumphouse Point is in the World Heritage Area of Tasmania - , the outstanding natural environment of Lake St Clair was recognised by UNESCO in 1982 and included on the World Heritage List within the Western Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area, and the site of the pump-house itself is recognised for its significant industrial heritage and placed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Many of other B&Bs used by Tasmanian Odyssey are on protected Land for Wildlife or private reserve conservation areas and a number of them are part of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy scheme which is a non profit organisation that acquires and manages land in Tasmania, protecting important natural places. You are urged not to drive at dawn, dusk or at night when wildlife is likely to be on the roads and always to take extreme caution at all times. The operator makes a donation to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy every year.

The Impacts of this Trip

The company is the only one in the UK, Europe and USA that has been established world to only inherently Tasmanian experiences and locally owned authentic family run Tasmanian bed and breakfast accommodation. Almost every accommodation has been, built using locally sourced labour and materials dating from the early 1800s through to present day. The wildlife tours recommended all use local staff, not only from Tasmania but from their regions within Tasmania. Many of your accommodation providers are wildlife carers and the wildlife sanctuaries you may visit during your tour are NOT zoos - all the animals are rescued as orphans or injured animals, brought back to health or raised until they are old enough to survive in the wild, rehabilitated and released if at all possible. Entrance fees to these sanctuaries goes towards the wellbeing of Tasmania's wildlife, such as Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary which runs the state's official wildlife rescue line, and many operators donate a high percentage of their profits to wildlife and conservation schemes.


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