Tasmania's pure and remote waterways make it one of the world's last great fisheries with easily accessible fishing experiences found within minutes of city centres.
Since their introduction in 1864, Tasmania's wild brown trout are now arguably the purest strain in the world, given Tasmania remains disease free and has ample water supply to feed its inland waterways. With over 3,000 rivers, streams and lagoons there's plenty of spots to choose from and Tasmania's clear waters make sight fishing a real attraction.
There's excellent fly fishing to be had everywhere from glacial highland lakes and the rocky rapids of the South Esk and Macquarie rivers to the calmer waters of the Huon River in the Huon Valley, south of Hobart. The Central Plateau World Heritage Area contains more than 3000 lakes, ponds and tarns, most brimming with wild brown trout.
Tasmania also has sensational game fishing waters – only 20 minutes from shore – and holds many game fishing world records. Tasmanian game fishing waters stretch from Flinders Island in the north-east, past St Helens and all the way down the east coast to the Tasman Peninsula. In addition to its game fishing records, Tasmania holds six world records for southern bluefin tuna.
Professional charters are available across the island state and casual fishing can be enjoyed in many of Tassie's most beautiful locations.