Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Lake Huntsman

Fishery 4 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Summer evening rise
  • Midge hatches in calm conditions
  • Brown trout foraging over flooded grass in low light

Target Species - Seasons

brown 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

Huntsman has a lot of fishable water for both boat and land based anglers. The lake is particularly good when the water levels are high and the fish are up on the edge over the freshly covered ground. Fishing a team of small wet flies is one of the most productive ways to fish season long and although there is not huge amounts of dry fly action, the fish still hold quite high in the water column. In calm conditions it is common to see fish rising to midge across the lake, fishing small dries or wets to these fish can be challenging and fun. During the heat of summer you can also experience good evening rises with fish feeding on a mix of insects such as midge and caddis.

Access

Lake access is very good, from Huntsman Road you can access the western side of the lake. Some of the best fishing is along the western shoreline all the way to where the upper meander runs into the lake, McNeill Bay is fantastic at all water heights. The boat ramp is located next to the dam wall, also note that there is a 5 knot speed limit on the lake.

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

Gold Humungousbrown trout#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Shrekbrown trout#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Black and Red Cormorantbrown trout#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Green Machinebrown trout#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Kate McLarenbrown trout#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Bobs Bitsbrown trout#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Tom Jonesbrown trout#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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