orinna provides a fisherman’s paradise, with large sea running ocean trout abundant in the Pieman. Mostly caught on lures, these beautiful fish average around 4kg and can be as big as 12kg. Other species are caught in the river but the big trout are the prized catch.
Whereas Corinna is sheltered and the river generally very calm, strong winds can be encountered on the coast. When conditions are fine, there is good surf fishing from Pieman Heads and the adjacent coast. In October and November, fishermen “in the know”, gather at Corinna for the special two or three weeks when the white bait run the rivers.
Licences are required and are available at reception or can be can be obtained from the Fisheries website. Note that the season dates for fishing are November 1st to March 1st. Guests can fish from the banks or from boats and canoes in the Pieman River and its tributaries. Excellent quinnet salmon are often taken in the Donaldson River downstream from Corinna. There are boat ramps at Corinna and at Pieman Heads.