Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Meander River

Fishery 4.3 Rating

Waterway Type

River
River

Catchment

Meander River catchment

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Summer Dry Fly Fishing
  • Mayfly Spinner falls
  • Summer Grasshopper Fishing

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

This river is fishable all season long, however it can be slow in the early months of the season. To consistently catch fish through spring anglers will need to fish nymphs well as the dry fly fishing is limited. From November onwards the river fishes consistently well and the dry fly fishing from January until the season ends is some of the best in the state. Throughout the season you can experience a mix of insects hatching or falling such as caddis, midge, mayfly, beetles, ants and grasshoppers making for diverse and interesting fishing. The river also fishes well through the warmer months for nymph fishermen or those swinging smaller wet flies.

Access

There is plenty of angler access for this river made available by the Inland Fisheries Service Tasmania. There are walking tracks that give access to the sections of water below the dam and there is plenty of access via the many bridges such as the Meander town, Cheshunt Road and Long Ridge Road bridges.

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

Clinkhammerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Parachute Mayfly (Brown, Black and Grey)brown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Deer Hair/ CDC Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Pheasant Tail Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#14 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Tag Nymph (orange or pink)brown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Grasshopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stimulatorbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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