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Meander Valley Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Jackeys Creek

Forest Walks Lodge is bordered by a natural stream with brown trout in deep pools. It is suitable for fishing with a small rod but this takes some skill due to the size of the stream. It is one of three small streams within the valley.
Nearby Huntsman Lake is well stocked with trout and has become increasingly popular with anglers over the past two years. It is suitable for beginners. Forest Walks Lodge is the nearest accommodation to Huntsman Lake and the upper reaches of the Meander River.
Book a packagewhich includes all meals and experience the daily joy of standing knee deep in fresh water chasing the trout in the knowledge that all your other needs are taken care of.

Fly fishing opportunities near-by

The Meander River and some of the nearby highland lakes are also great for fishing. For the Meander River you will need waders. Our local fly fishing guide Trevor Berne is sometimes available at Forest Walks Lodge to give tuition to beginners and discuss the local fishing hot spots with other anglers. He has been fishing for 40 years, teaching for 14 and guiding professionally for 10 years. He is a wonderful teacher with lots of enthusiasm and knowledge and equally able to teach beginners and provide relevant instruction and local knowledge to the already proficient. If he is not available we may be able to find you another guide.


"I recall being quietly amazed that barely two hundred metres from the lodge lay every flyfisherman’s paradise… a stunning, small, quintessentially Tasmanian stream, in places only a few metres wide and, unforgettably pristine, gin-clear water, the clarity was such that every stone could been seen. And when turned over, these stones revealed a profusion of sub-aquatic life… a great mixture of nymphs, caddis, and water-snails. " Vince, Melbourne, November 2010.