Great Fishing Season

Posted on 22. Jul, 2011 by in Fly Fishing

G’day Di,

Just a quick note to tell you about the wonderful fly fishing that our RiverFly Tasmania  guests had at Brambletye Lodge during the past season. Despite the record rains, we had awesome mayfly hatches through October and November. The high banks meant that we could spot many of the trout prior to casting, and the fish averaged a very plump 1 ½ pounds. It was great! Favourite flies included our Fastwater Dun and Ostrich Herl Nymphs.

After Christmas we had some great early morning caenid mayfly hatches, and later in the days we found plenty of hopper feeders – our WMD Hopper proved to be the best fly on these trout. We landed our biggest Brambletye trout of the season on a hopper, the fish weighing in at just under 5lbs before being released back into the river.

On behalf of our guests, thanks again for a great season 2010/2011, and we look forward to visiting in the new season.

Fly fishing mecca

Posted on 04. Apr, 2011 by in Fly Fishing

We recently received an email from some very happy fisherman who stayed here at Brambletye Lodge..  They were good enough to attach the following images of their very successful visit 🙂

This is what they said about their fishing here in the South Esk river:

“Fishing was superb – we caught 38 trout, and returned 26 of them to fight another day! The other 12 were enjoyed by us all!”


Trout Fishing at Brambletye Lodge

A very promising first day ensured a tasty dinner !

Fishing in the Sth Esk river Brambletye Lodge

Greg hard at work...

Brambletye lodge fishing

...and with a very good outcome for his efforts!

Brambletye Lodge Fishing

Tim in action...

Brambletye Lodge Trout Fishing

..and the reward was good!

Brambletye Lodge Fly Fishing


brambletye lodge south esh river

The beautiful South Esk!

Brambletye Lodge Trout Fishing

Greg with a very nice fish...

Brambletye Lodge Fly Fishing

..and in a very nice place!

Brambletye Lodge Fly Fishing


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