1 Tyenna River
The Tyenna, a tributary of the Derwent, starts at the back of Mount Field flowing in an easterly direction for some 40 kilometres before its confluence with the Derwent River above Bushy Park.
It has perhaps the highest fish population in Tasmania with an estimate of 150 fish per 100 metre stretch and 40 of takeable size. Both rainbows and browns can be easily caught using a variety of methods, although it is well loved by fly fishers. There are several monsters over five kilograms caught from this water each year.
The best time is when the water is moderate to low and summer is best.
Virtually the whole system is fishable, but above Maydena it is more overgrown and the going is harder. Try the tributaries as well, but the fish will be smaller.
An Anglers Access project has just been completed on this water and it is well sign posted.