RiverFly 1864 has been operating since 2005, when it was originally founded as a river-based guiding business.
RiverFly 1864 is a family owned and operated business by Daniel and Simone Hackett, which has grown to become one of Tasmania’s most respected guided fly fishing operations. Supported by an impressive rate of repeat customers and word-of-mouth recommendations, the business has grown to include Tasmania’s only multi-day wilderness fly fishing offerings.
Daniel and Simone are proud to have developed a brilliant team of skilled and enthusiastic fly fishing guides, with fly fishing experience from across the globe, and excellent teaching and guiding skills. Our guides are equals, with each offering consistent guiding and teachings, but all from their own backgrounds and with their own individual personalities. No single guide is the best guide, a strong bank of knowledge is better than one.
Daniel has been a full time professional fly fishing guide since 2002. His first job was as a gamekeeper’s assistant on the West Coast of Ireland, where he spent his teenage years cheekily poaching trout in the Bishop’s Estate in between the odd appearance at secondary school.
Daniel knows Tasmania’s famed meadow streams like the back of his hand. He’s drifted customers along Brumbys Creek, South Esk and the Macquarie River on more than 1000 trips, not to mention the similar numbers of days he’s spent on the smaller wading and walking rivers of Tasmania. He’s also the most experienced wilderness Western Lakes guide in Tasmania, spending much of each summer deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, based from the RiverFly Wilderness camps.