Re: fly fishing australia flats


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Posted by Dave B. on 2018-05-10 11:44:43 in reply to fly fishing australia flats posted by frank s. on 2018-05-09 11:06:29

Southern half of Australia will be in Spring. Generally pleasant weather. Good for tourist activities and the transition time into the summer fisheries for saltwater. Lots of shallow water opportunities, but not so much classic flats fishing. Don't overlook the metro areas. Sydney harbor and the surrounding waters has some quality fly fishing. Good fly fishing not far from Brisbane. So these are some good options for combining tourism and fishing.

The north half of Australia has a dry/warm season (May-Sep), and a wet season the rest of the year. During the height of the wet season, it is also typhoon season. November is smack in the middle of the build up to wet season with very high temps and humidity as you get further north. There is still good fishing, but the weather becomes more challenging, especially for tourism. The further North, the stronger the effect. Lodges in the more northern end slow or even close between Nov- Mar. While there is great shallow water fly fishing, the classic flats like you might find in the Bahamas are not very common. Permit are available, and bonefish in a couple of places, but mostly you are targeting species found only in the region. The far northern end is not very populated. Generally tourist activities are limited to some pretty amazing nature tours.

As Greg and Dan mentioned, don't even think about wading in the far north. It's not just a few crocs. They are everywhere.


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