Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Brumbys Creek

Fishery 4.2 Rating

Waterway Type

River
River

Catchment

Macquarie River catchment

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Spring river mayfly hatches
  • Summer spinner feeders on warm still days
  • The frustrating but exhilarating damsel fly feeders

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 is an abundance of mayfly and caddis, as well as plenty of damsel flies. You will find the best fly fishing when there is little wind, as you will see more rising fish, and have more sight fishing opportunities. From spring onwards there are some fantastic mayfly hatches and spinner falls on this river. Fishing dries and nymphs will catch you most of your fish, but fishing a streamer or a damsel pattern can also be successful. Leaping damsel fly feeders in the warmer months can be a frustrating but exhilarating feature of this unique water.

Access

There are three weirs located along the river, each providing different fly fishing opportunities. The most important thing to consider when travelling to fish this river is the flows and river height. Releases from the power station can result in high water, making it almost unfishable. Hydro Tasmania’s website provides information about flow rates. Small boats powered by electric motors are allowed in Weirs 1 and 3, whilst boating is prohibited in Weir 2. There is a combination of foot access and vehicular access, so read the signage along the river. Cressy Road at Lees Bridge and Fisheries Lane are the two main vehicle access points. Once at the river, travelling by foot is easiest.

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

Mayfly Spinner (black and orange)brown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Parachute Adamsbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stimulatorbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
F-Flybrown trout
rainbow trout
#16 – 18janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hares Ear Grub Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Rusty Brown Dunbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger- Orange Bead and Blackbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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