Sight Fishing For Brown Trout in the Tasmanian Wilderness
RiverFly 1864 provides everything for the ultimate trout angling experience. Situated near Tasmania’s Western Lakes, anglers stay in simple, yet comfortable huts which are nestled within a UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area. With only a handful of operators granted access to this area, RiverFly has the privilege to guide anglers in this incredible area. This part of the world’s famous for its sight fishing opportunities for brown trout. These trout patrol the sides and shores of the area’s numerous lakes creating a situation not dissimilar from flats fishing for bonefish where presentation and getting the fly out quickly is the name of the game. RiverFly 1864 is one of the finest operations on Tasmania and anglers will delight in the level of accommodations and personal service.
Opened in 2012, RiverFly’s huts are simple, modern and lightweight and are constructed with insulated walls, canvas roofs, ceilings, wrap-around decks, all perched above the native flora on raised platforms. These huts were built to strict environmental impact-minimization principles that keep in line with the operations overall environmental orientation. RiverFly is the only outfitter in Tasmania licensed to operate a wilderness camp.
Typical Length of Stay
A standard stay at RiverFly 1864 is a three (3) day fishing, two (2) night package.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
This is a fishing-focused destination however hiking options are available. Additionally, guests can view the abundant wildlife such as wallabies, wombats, owls, eagles, along with the Tasmanian devil.
Internet / Communications
Due to the remote nature of this fishery internet is not available.
How To Get There
Anglers will fly to Melbourne (MLB) and then straight to Launceston (LST), Tasmania.
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The fishing at RiverFly 1864 consists of sight fishing for cruising brown trout along lake shorelines. This style of fishing is very similar to that of flat fishing in places such as the flats of the Bahamas where anglers employ hunting and stalking techniques. Dry flies are the norm and anglers will have to be sure to make a quick and skillful presentation. Most trout in this area average 2.5 pounds and trout as large as 17 pounds have even been landed! A typical day of fishing consists of 5 kilometers of hiking and fishing around Lake Ina. For anglers that want to venture farther beyond Lake Ina, numerous mountain lake lay waiting to be explored.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person, based on double occupancy, and quoted in US dollars. Please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
October, early November & March-April
Two (2) nights / three (3) days = $1,850 per person based on double occupancy
Mid-November through February = $2,250 per person based on double occupancy
- All meals
- All beverages
- Fully guided daily fishing as specified in the package
- Return Transfers from Launceston
- Twin-share accommodation
- Equipment (if required)
What’s Not Included:
- Tasmanian Parks Pass