Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Bronte Lagoon

Fishery 4.3 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Tailing trout along the margins during the early season
  • Mayfly hatches and spinner feeders
  • Sight fishing along the edges when the lake is high

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

Note: species & seasonal information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritive information visit https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.



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Fishing

There are great grassy shorelines around the lake that you can expect to find tailing trout along, so long as the water level is high. Early season wet fly fishing is very good, with plenty of structure to focus on including weed beds, rocky shorelines, points and fallen timber. From October you will start to see mayfly hatching and fish eating them. The lake is not overly deep, so you can be fishing high in the water with nymphs or dries through all the main bays and still be covering fish. Make sure you keep an eye out for spinner feeders along the calmer edges through the warmer months here as there are lots of them.

Access

The trout in the lake can be quite patchy, so it is very important to keep moving and covering water until you find some fish. Some of the key areas to focus on are the Longshore, Hut Bay, Tailers Bay and the entire shoreline with the Lyell Hwy running along next to it. You can find angler access at the boat ramp and the shack shore via the Bronte Lagoon Road, along the Lyell Hwy and through the tracks at Woodwards Canal on the southern end.

Note: access information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritive information visit https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.

Flies

Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bibio Hopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Claret Dabblerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Possum Emergerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Mayfly Spinner (black and orange)brown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger (black and red)brown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Olive Damselbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Green Machinebrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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