Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Lake Burbury

Fishery 4 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Big midge hatches on still mornings
  • Wet fly fishing the margins 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

Burbury is best known as a midge fishery. On still mornings after a large hatch of midge overnight you will see fish mooching all over the lake. Slowly drawing a small wet fly across the fish’s nose, or presenting a larger dry fly, sometimes with a small nymph suspended under it, will catch these fish. Outside of midge feeders you can still drift dries blind around the lake, or if conditions are overcast and windy, the fish love eating a streamer or a wet fly fished on a floating or sinking line.

Access

The southwestern shores are accessible along the Mount Jukes Rd and Crotty Dam Rd. There is also a boat ramp located at the southern end of the lake just north of the dam wall along the Mount Jukes Rd. The Lake Burbury Camping Ground located along the eastern shore of the lake also has a boat ramp and is a great spot to fish from the bank.

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

Bibio Hopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Carrot Flybrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Possum Emergerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bobs Bitsbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Chernobyl Antbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Wormbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Shrekbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Mark 2 Woolly Buggerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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