FRESHWATER   >   AUSTRALIA/TASMANIA

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Australia, a vast continent of streams, rivers, estuaries and lake systems has understandably some fantastic freshwater fly-fishing opportunities on offer. From central New South Wales to the Victorian high country on the east coast, there are numerous blue ribbon brown, rainbow and brook trout rivers to explore. This also includes chasing native species such as the Australian Bass and iconic Murray Cod which sits on top of the food chain. Famous lakes such as Eucumbene hold very big Trout, while in Victoria, the western lakes district and goldfields are home to arguably some of Australia’s best stillwater trout fisheries. The coastal estuaries in Victoria such as the Nelson, Bemm River and Mallacoota Inlet systems also provide fantastic opportunities to target Mulloway, Estuary Perch and Black Bream which are a great challenge on fly.

The jewel in the crown, however, for freshwater fly-fishing enthusiasts would have to be Tasmania. Home to the first introduction of Trout into the Southern Hemisphere, Tasmania has many famous rivers such as the Esk and Meander while the Great and Western lakes systems provide some of the best sighted trout-fishing in the world.

  • Passport with minimum six months validity.
  • Free eVisitor Visas are available for short term holidays to British citizens and members of the EU.
  • There are no Departure Taxes.
  • Australia is easily accessed from Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia with direct daily flights from many countries into Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Domestic flights are available very frequently between all the main cities.
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Capital: Canberra, ACT
  • Airports: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne international airports
  • Population: 25 million
  • Language: English
  • Religion: Christian
  • Electricity: 240V Australian 3-pin
  • Time: GMT + 10 hours
  • Average temperatures: 15 to 30 ℃

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