One of the best ways to explore Tasmania's lakes and rivers is in a drift boat. Whether it's drifting a fast-water river or floating on a Western Lakes’ lagoon flicking dries to mayfly munchers, you can’t beat a day in the drift boat.
The central highlands of Tasmania features over 3,000 lakes, lagoons and tarns. These pristine waters offer some of the best sighted dry fly fishing in the world. What's not to love?
From southern wilderness rivers to northern meadow streams, there’s endless waters home to feisty brown trout. Dry flies, nymphs, emergers, terrestrials… our trout love ‘em all.
Pick-up and drop-off (Hobart region)
Gourmet lunch cooked on the water
Snacks, tea & coffee and water
Tasmanian craft beer
Use of Scott fly rods
Use of Hatch Finatic reels
Use of Simms waders & boots (if needed)
All flies, leaders & tippet
Sunscreen SPF 50+
Online photo album
WHAT TO BRING
Tasmanian fishing licence (can be purchased same day)
Waders and boots
Water proof jacket
Long sleeve shirt
Sense of humour
$100 deposit to secure your booking. (pay here)
Advise your size in waders and boots plus any dietary requirements.
If you need to cancel or re-schedule a booking please allow 14 days notice.
Tasmanian weather can turn sour quickly. From time-to-time it may be necessary to cancel or re-schedule a booking.
Have a special request? Just ask.
MAKE A BOOKING
Marcus is a passionate Tasmanian with a wealth of knowledge about its environment and world-class fisheries. I count myself lucky to have enjoyed some fantastic sessions with Marcus on the famed Western Lakes where Marcus’ deep experience and skill led to some memorable captures. It was a joy to fish from the beautiful hand-crafted drift boat which is itself a testament to his commitment to quality and the finer things in life.
Do yourself a favour and spend some time with Marcus in the spectacular Tasmanian wilderness sometime soon. I know I will be.
Most trout anglers dream of fly fishing Tasmania at some stage of their life. Many also aspire to owning a beautiful sounding Hardy fly reel or a handcrafted cane fly rod. And many anglers, if they have similar tastes to me at least, would love nothing more than to fish out of a shallow draft and super stable drift boat. Well I’ve been fortunate to own the first couple of items, and also had the pleasure of fishing with Marcus out of his stunningly beautiful handcrafted drift boat, and it’s every bit up there with any sweet sounding Hardy reel or fine cane rod when it comes to pure fishing pleasure.
If you ever get a chance to fish with Marcus out of his drift boat, grab it. I guarantee you won’t forget the experience in a hurry!
Marcus has guided me on two memorable occasions – one on a northern river, another on a southern. His encouragement to be patient paid off both times, with many fish to the net as they rose to well selected dry flies. It doesn’t get any better. With Marcus you will get a guide who knows his fishing locations and is, refreshingly, not egotistical. Highly recommended.
I’ve been on half-a-dozen trips with Marcus and each time has been an absolute pleasure. He has an astonishing knowledge of fly fishing, from fly selection to ironing out that cast to how to spot and land a fish. On top of this, his own eye for spotting rising fish is almost extra sensory!
If anyone is travelling to Tasmania and looking for a guide to help open the door to the wonders of fly fishing, I couldn’t recommend Marcus highly enough.