BRUMBYS CREEK

Simon Little
Brumbys Creek is one of the best known and consistently fished trout rivers in Tasmania and this is not without good reason. On its day Brumbys can be surface busting fun in the sun and yet as with everything else in fishing, things can go horribly wrong.

Brumbys Creek in Spring

Brumbys Creek is situated approximately 40 minutes south of Launceston, just beyond the colloquially named "gateway to trout fishing', Cressy. Brumbys Creek is an extremely interesting and typically exciting water that offers all forms of fishing hatches and methods to the fly fisher. Essentially a tailrace fishery, the major features of Brumbys Creek is its three Weirs (Weirs 1,2 and 3) that were constructed to slow the flow of water derived from Poatina power station, which in turn receives its water from Great Lake on the Central Plateau.

Brumby's Caenid mornings

by Adam Scurrah

One of the most challenging fly fishing situations one can find themselves in is during the developmental stages of fly fishing. Combine this with a size twenty two fly and trout almost as tricky as those tailers at Little Pine and you have yourself a certain recipe for frustration and you begin to question yourself, "what am I doing here at 4.30am?"

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