Fly Fishing | Tasmania | Weld River

Fishery 4.3 Rating

Waterway Type

River
River

Catchment

Huon catchment

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Summer dry fly fishing and evening rises
  • Extremely good nymph 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 best fly fishing can be had from late December through to the end of the season. It contains lots of medium-sized brown and rainbow trout that eat a fly enthusiastically. Nymph fishing is important early in the season and through the deeper runs and pockets. When dry fly fishing, drifting small dark mayfly, and natural coloured caddis patterns through most water will produce fish. Late in the season, you can also find some good hopper fishing, but make sure you keep your grasshopper patterns on the smaller side.

Access

Angler access can be quite challenging, so ensure you check the Inland Fisheries Service Angler Access Map for the Huon area to find safe access to the water. There can be some dense bush to navigate through when moving up and down the river so keep this in mind before heading to the river.

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

Royal Wulffbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Parachute Adamsbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 18janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Rusty Brown Dunbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Elk Hair Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Grasshopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hare and Gold Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymphbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Pink Tag Jigbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 16janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger- Orange Bead and Blackbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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