Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Lake St Clair

Fishery 4.4 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Spinner feeders along the edges of the lake in lee shores
  • Polaroiding the shallow sandy beaches on blue sky days
  • Gum Beetle falls in summer

Target Species - Seasons

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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

The lake fishes well from late spring through autumn. Through the season this lake gets gum beetle falls, mayfly hatches and midge hatches in the mornings, making dry fly drifting a very productive fishing option. In overcast and windy conditions, you can also get some very good wet fly and streamer fishing on the lake. The shorelines are very productive, you will find rocks, timber, weed and some sandy bays where you can find cruising fish.

Access

Access to fish the lake is via the Lake St Clair Road, from there the rest of the access is by foot. Also make sure you have purchased or possess a national parks pass before heading to this destination.
If fishing from the bank, the southern shorelines are very productive, you will find rocks, timber and some sandy bays where you can find cruising fish. If you have access to a boat, the same areas are good, but definitely have a look in the Derwent Basin in the south eastern corner.

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

Black Spinnerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
English Hopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Carrot Flybrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Olive Damselbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gum Beetlebrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger - blackbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Zulubrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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