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Daniel Hackett
is located in Launceston, TAS
is a Spooled User since 21/09/2006
was last online 19/05/08 20:01:03 (Australia/Sydney)
is Male

Daniel Hackett is Tasmania’s first and only lodge based river guide, and is entering his fifth year as a full time professional guide. He owns and operates RiverFly Tasmania and RiverFly Lodge (www.riverfly.com.au).

Daniel Hackett

The benefit of Daniel’s experience to clients of RiverFly Tasmania are both obvious and immediate – Daniel’s knowledge of Tasmania’s northern rivers coupled with his river guiding skills are second to none. From wading Tasmania’s historic streams to raft fishing the larger rivers, stalking trout in the tiny rainforest creeks or tuition for the first timer, at RiverFly the experience is yours to choose.

In October 2005, Daniel with his fiancée Simone opened Tasmania’s first river based lodge, RiverFly Lodge. Situated in the North Esk river valley and surrounded by the towering peaks of Ben Lomond, Ragged Jack, Ben Nevis and Mt. Barrow lies RiverFly Lodge with 400 acres of seclusion, 2 kilometres of premium river frontage and 2 small lakes. Riverfly Lodge provides its clientele with luxurious ensuite accommodation within 25 minutes of Launceston airport, the CBD and historic Evandale.

RiverFly Lodge
RiverFly Lodge

To complement his guiding career, Daniel is also a keen fly fishing based writer. In the past twelve months he has had two feature articles published in the southern hemisphere’s leading fly fishing magazine, FlyLife Australia & New Zealand, including appearing on the front cover shot of the winter 2006 edition. A third article was also written detailing the lessons learnt by a young fly fisher being guided by Daniel at RiverFly Lodge.

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Daniel initially learnt to trout fish in the small streams of the Snowy Mountains, before picking up a fly rod in his early teens whilst living on the west coast of Ireland. After moving back to Australia from Ireland, Daniel attended the University of Tasmania to study Aquaculture. He has been a professional fish farmer and holds a diploma in Aquaculture, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Management, and will soon complete a Master in Business Administrations majoring in Marine Resource Management. Daniel is a past Tasmania Fly Casting Champion and has qualified to represent Tasmania in a number of Australian Fly Fishing Championships.

website: -www.riverfly.com.au (www.riverfly.com.au)
email: -
Phone : (03) 6390 6223
Mobile : 0427 313 972

Latest Articles by Daniel-Hackett
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PathFishing Report » Freshwater Reports » Miscellaneous Freshwater
by Daniel-Hackett 17/05/08 20:58:44 (Australia/Sydney)
Put simply, late March and all of April was awesome... [read more]
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PathFishing Report » Freshwater Reports » Miscellaneous Freshwater
by Daniel-Hackett 12/03/08 22:58:44 (Australia/Sydney)
Cicadas are chirping, hoppers are on the wing, and gumtree-hugging beetles are on the water. It’s terrestrial time, and the fish are loving it...... [read more]
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RiverFly Tasmania Fishing report, December 2007
PathFishing Report » Freshwater Reports » River
by Daniel-Hackett 12/01/08 11:00:00 (Australia/Sydney) from Cressy, TAS
Summer is here, so are the mayfly, caddis and terrestrials. Sight-fishing is the name of the game, and dry flies the tactics, two common themes that will remain through to the end of late April.... [read more]
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PathFishing Report » Freshwater Reports » Miscellaneous Freshwater
by Daniel-Hackett 17/12/07 21:38:31 (Australia/Sydney)
The last two months have been full of achievements for many. No less than six clients learnt to fly fish and caught their first ever wild trout on a fly.... [read more]
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PathFishing Report » Freshwater Reports » Creek
by Daniel-Hackett 26/10/07 22:02:06 (Australia/Sydney) from Cressy, TAS
Guiding started early this season, and by late August we were on the rivers, at times sight-fishing to shallow water feeders. Brumbys Creek has fished well..... [read more]
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