Little Pine Lagoon

The relatively small lake is shallow with many weed beds with a grassy surround. It is the home of a large population of self sustaining wild brown trout.

Flies that hunt

Battleship Red Tag

Cant go wrong with this fly when the stonefly is hatching.

Royal Wulf

Successful on rough water when the fish are eager to feed.

Adams Wulf

Use on the evening rise with drift or very slow retrieve presentation.

Dark Brown Emerger

Best results when Mayfly are hatching and fish are taking duns and emergers near the surface.

Black Mudeye

Generic Nymph, so need to add weight here. Use slow retrieve presentation.

Blue Damsel

Extremely useful on this water during spring using slow rerieve or drift presentation.

Copper Bead Head

Sinks quickly, best fished when Mayflies are in abundance using cast and retrieve presentation.

Dry Zulu

Good alternative to red tag later in the season just after dawn at river estuary.

Quality Accommodation in Unique Location

Located 50 meters from the waters edge of Little Pine Lagoon, Little Pine Shack is the best and most comfortable accommodation in the area.

The view through the panoramic north facing windows of the living room allow for uninterrupted views of the lagoon. Watch the ever changing weather fronts, the fish rising and platypus swim by while you contemplate the day’s activities before you. There is no better place to rejuvenate and invigorate your spirit, energy and your fly fishing skills.

The Fishing

Early in the season the trout are often seen in the morning or evening feeding on the shoreline. This is commonly known as “tailing”. It is not unusual to sight the tail and/or fin of a trout within a meter of the shore and in only a few centimeters of water. If you can control your adrenalin rush you could be in for a tremendous fishing experience if you can present your fly to such a feeding fish.

Although wet fly fishing is possible all season, Little Pine Lagoon comes into its own when the mayflies (dun) are hatching. Sometimes the hatch is across the whole of the lagoon but often the dun hatch is at different places and at different times around the lagoon making for some very interesting fishing.

The Season

The fly fishing season in the Central Highlands generally commences on the 1st Saturday in August and ends on the last Sunday in April the following year.


To fish at Tasmania inland waters you are required to hold a current Angling Licence. For more information go to the Inland Fisheries Tasmanian web site, phone 61 36261 8050