Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Huon River

Fishery 3.3 Rating

Waterway Type

River
River

Catchment

Huon catchment

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout
sea troutsea trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Sea trout in the lower sections early in the season

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
sea 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

The river is large enough to swing streamers through the deeper holes, which tends to produce some of the biggest fish. Flies such as woolly buggers and rabbit fur zonkers often do well. Make sure you have nymphs ready to fish in your favourite method. The river is big, and nymphing, like streamer fishing, allows you to cover large amounts of water to find the fish. Dry fly fishing is productive in the warmer months, and the usual patterns such as parachute mayfly and deer hair or CDC caddis patterns will catch fish. Grasshoppers will be present when the paddocks dry off and they push to the river’s edge in search of greener vegetation. When they get blown into the river, the fish eat them with gusto.

Access

Angler access is plentiful and well signed. There is good water all the way from above Judbury to downstream of Huonville.

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

Elk Hair Caddisbrown trout
sea trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymphbrown trout
sea trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Parachute Mayfly (Brown, Black and Grey)brown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 18janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger - blackbrown trout
sea trout
#8 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Green Machinebrown trout
sea trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Grasshopperbrown trout#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Royal Stimulatorbrown trout
sea trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Baitfish/ Whit Bait Imitationbrown trout
sea trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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