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Where to Fish

Tasmania has hundreds of inland waters that are open to the public for fishing, including waters on private land such as farm dams. Most inland waters are open for angling in line with the brown trout season.

Tasmania has hundreds of inland waters that are open to the public for fishing, including waters on private land such as farm dams. Most inland waters are open for angling in line with the brown trout season, which runs from the first Saturday of August in any year to the Sunday nearest the 30 April in the next year. A smaller number of rainbow waters are open in line with the rainbow trout season which runs from the Saturday nearest to 1 October in any year to the Sunday nearest 31 May in the following year. There are also a number of waters open all year for fishing.

Deciding on where to fish will depend primarily on your relative experience, your preferred fishing method, the fish species you are targeting and the time of the year as well as other factors such as angler access and weather.

You can begin researching where to fish on this website. There is also a good range of excellent general texts on trout fishing in Tasmania as well as monthly, bimonthly and quarterly fishing magazines, and a number of fishing websites with the latest fishing reports and active discussion forums.