The brown trout season is underway for another year and the outlook is very positive for the season due to the significant rainfall across Tasmania from the beginning of May. The amount of rain flooded vast areas of The Western Lakes region, Director of Inland Fisheries, John Diggle, says "This should mean a strong spawning year which will provide good trout numbers over the next three or four seasons. With worms, spiders and other food available from flooded ground the fish condition should be very good."

 If you’re unfamiliar with the Thousand Lakes area or just want to give yourself the best chance of a great fishing experience, we have a range of new guided fishing packages now available to book. Our packages are offered by the best guides in Tasmania including Christopher Bassano and his guiding team - Will Horan, Craig Coltman, Tom Jarman and Stewart Dick. 

Steve Starling, International TV and media fishing personality, rates Tasmania’s highlands as one of the best. “Hunting wild brown trout in Tasmania’s gin-clear highland lakes is a bucket-list experience for passionate fly fishers… it just doesn’t get any better!” Starling says. 

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