Being the capital of Tasmania and one of the main arrival points for many travelling trout fishers, it is lucky that there is fantastic trout fishing near Hobart with a wide variety of small streams, rivers and lakes nearby.
- Derwent Valley Region
The Derwent Valley is located approximately 45 minutes from Hobart. The Tyenna, Styx and Plenty rivers offer fantastic sport throughout the season, particularly during late summer and autumn when water levels are low and fish rise willingly to dry flies.
- Derwent River System
Hobart’s largest estuary system is the Derwent River, which offers a wide variety of fishing methods and different species of fish. Sea run trout are common and reach an impressive size after coming into the system.
- Coal Valley Region
Another great option for trout fishing near Hobart is the Coal Valley, located only 30 minutes from Hobart. The best location here is the Coal River and Craigbourne dam. This area produces some great fish each season and can be fished easily from the shore for a relaxed day out.