How many times have you said, or heard … “If I only had a dollar for every …”
Well Red Tag Trout Tours and Hurley’s Fly Fishing are doing just that!
It’s 150 years of trout = $150 of benefit to you!
A dollar for every year of the wild trout’s existence in Tasmania, since 1864, equals a $150 gift voucher for each extended booking till June 30 2015.
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Dear Red Tagger,
If you have taken photographs of trout fishing in Tasmania and haven’t entered the 150th photographic competition yet, take a look at this site for FREE entry — up to 10 entries per person — over six categories.
The competition finishes on the 31 March 2015 so still time to enter.
There are $10,000 worth of prizes across the competition.
It is not only the fish that catch our eye! This wedgetail eagle was very interested in our activities … watched us for over 30 minutes before it decided we were boring it.
It didn’t deter Leigh from having some nice action on the lightweight gear. This one on a ‘Nobby’s Hopper’ pattern.
Another close take on a ‘hopper presentation.
Some tight action on the #2wt
Sighted fish presented to …
Fish on! All up a good day on the ‘hopper and emerger.
Twins Elliot & Frances found studying the trout’s habitat and searching for their food very interesting
Then it was down to the more serious business of stalking some raising browns with Mum & Dad
Fish were sighted and cast to, but their first wild trout is still to come.
Tony wanted to get to know more about stream/river craft. After a couple of early missed chances on the larger deep pools, this wild brown was a good start in the faster water.
Followed up with a smaller one in the ripples shortly after. Although the day was windy and light drizzle, all action was on the dry.
Roger was out from Yorkshire and just had to get to grips with some of our ex-pat wild browns! Putting him on a #2wt and onto the temperate rainforest waters was a fine way to start.
Working the bubble line was the way to go and it was dries all the time.
Sometimes the close quarters called for tight roll casts …
On other occasions a longer line was called for.
But whatever was needed, some great action was had.
From left, Lyn, Leigh, Will & Jessie kitted out ready for action on Day One of their family fly fishing workshop. It was Lyn's idea after seeing A river somewhere years ago and she always wanted to give it a go. So she talked the whole family into it.
Then it was off the Currawong Lakes to put their new skills to the test. This was Jessie with the first of the day — a top nick rainbow trout.
Then Will was into a good one after a good dry fly presentation.
It’s another good rainbow and Will is delighted.
Will went on to be top rod and this lovely young wild brown trout was another for his tally.
Unfortunately, Leigh missed a couple and had a big break-off, and Lyn did everything right, but the fish were not kind to her. She will just have to come back for another go.
Not to be outdone by the overseas contingent, Gerald, long time client and dedicated dry fly man, gets the first for the season at Currawong Lakes on the Blue Damsel.