Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Penstock Lagoon

Fishery 4.3 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Highland mayfly hatches from November onwards
  • Caenid mayfly and midge hatches on still mornings
  • Early season streamer 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

The fly fishing is excellent all season long. From opening it offers good wet fly and streamer fishing all through the season. Once the fish start seeing mayfly hatch through November they quickly switch onto them and eat them all season long, bringing dry fly fishing into the equation. Fishing damsels and woolly buggers are always good options. Dark coloured mayfly nymphs and dries will catch lots of fish through mayfly hatches and even when nothing is happening, purely because the fish are expecting to see them at some point.

Access

Access to Penstock is via Waddamana Road. The boat ramp is located at the northern end by the canal and there are multiple signed parking areas along the road that will put you only a short walk away from the water.
As a land based angler, you can access the entire bank of the lake and will get the opportunity to consistently target fish along the edges. Both dam walls, Beginners Bay and Breakfast Bay are always good starting points. As the lake is very shallow, when fishing from a boat you are always covering fish and are always a chance of catching one no matter where you are in the lake. Still make sure you mix up your drifts though, as fish can still be quite patchy in this small 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

Possum Emergerbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Shaving Brushbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Seals Fur Nymph (black, brown, olive and claret)brown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Olive Damselbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger (black and red)brown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Shrekbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Paradun (brown, black and grey)brown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Gold Humungousbrown trout
rainbow trout
#8 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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