Tom is a young and enthusiastic angler who has spent time chasing many species of fish across the globe.

Most recently he has been catching African tiger fish in Zambia and Zimbabwe and saltwater species on the Christmas Island flats. Whether fishing rivers or lakes, land based or from a boat, trout are by far his favourite sport fish.

Growing up, Tom spent time living in the UK, where he began his fly fishing on Scottish lochs, rivers and English stillwaters before moving back to Australia where he discovered the abundance of fly fishing opportunities on the lakes and rivers around him. To this day, Tom remains a fanatical lake angler and based at Highland Waters, feels most at home on Tasmania's central highland lakes.

Tom has recently completed his bachelor of Environmental Science (specialised in wildlife and conservation biology). He is passionate about Australian flora and fauna having worked as a wildlife demonstrator handling and presenting Australian wildlife including snakes, crocodiles, small mammals and birds.

As well as being a talented fly tier, Tom is also one of Australia's best competitive young anglers, having represented Victoria in national championships and Australia in international competition. In 2015, he competed in the Oceania Fly Fishing Championships where he was a member of the gold medal winning Australian Team. Tom is a current member of the Australian Fly Fishing Team and represented Australia at the World Fly Fishing Championships in Colorado in 2016, where he finished in a very respectable 18th place.
 
Tom enjoys the challenge of chasing Tasmanian trout, and working as a team to give his clients the best opportunity to learn, catch fish and have fun.


'Tom Jarman, was fantastic – guiding me on 5 different waters (lakes and rivers) with expert knowledge of all conditions and techniques. Putting myself in the ‘novice, yet enthusiastic’ class, it is a great relief to be beside someone with patience and good humour, when at times a fly might spend more time out of the water than in it! Assisting with casting and explaining why fish react in certain ways has helped me improve greatly and as a result, catch more and more fish.'

-Colin Griffin

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