Herne Lodge Fly Fishing workshops for 2022-2023

The workshops will be held on the following Saturdays:

October 8 – Nov 5 – Dec 10 – Jan 14 – Feb 4 – Mar 11 – April 8
This private water wild brown trout fishery is situated off the Highland Lakes Road (A5), at St Patricks Plains (on gate).

Excellent, safe wading fishery and, once there, all is included from foot to fly – ie waders – fly outfits – BQ lunch – am & pm teas – non alcoholic refreshments, under cover cabin and toilet.

Price is only $325 per person – deposit $65 when booking your spot.
Great sponsor give-a-ways from:
Tonic – Spot-on Hobart – Hurley’s Fly Fishing World – Fly ‘n’ Dry – TFO rods and more.
Book Early And Don’t Miss Out!

Have a look at the Herne Lodge video

A regular ‘Tagger’ has top day


Fist pump from Roy is well deserved – Ray successfully netted the best river wild brown of the day!


This was the reason, 2.5lb+ (420MM) brownie on the #3wt.


Another small water success on the dry – morning it was emergers and afternoon ‘hoppers.


With this feisty wild brown, Roy achieved something special – a Double Take! Yes, the same fish was caught twice within 15 minutes. Not only that but it took the same ‘hopper pattern twice and we got back the original ‘hopper fly – these were the only two we have left of that tie. Roy & Ray can hardly believe it!


In all some 16 or so fish to the fly – all on the dry – and double figures to hand, all safely released. Season-high (so far) on this water.

Shane has his ‘best day on the dry’ with Red Tag

Shane Mensforth is the owner/editor of the South Australian Angler and much enjoys his Tasmanian trout fly fishing adventures. However, up until this last trip, he had yet to strike ‘the right day on the river’ scenario with Red Tag, although we have been saying what fun it can be on light gear on the right day!


First fish sighted on the top, sipping emerging mayfly – strike 1 to Shane.


Shane ‘at work’, another wild brown, with Ray doing the guiding work. Note the day improvement and jacket off!


Another plump wild river brown, by this time the ‘hopper pattern was doing the job.


With another safely in the net and something like 18 to the fly on the dry for the day, what started out as an overcast, tough-looking task, turned out trumps.

Top introductory tour at Currawong Lakes


Peter, on the rod, and son George with the net, make a successful combination to land this lovely wild brown….


A proud supplier of entre, Peter with a well deserved drop.


In between the Currawong days, we did a rivers wild trout intro day. All had success on the dry. This was Peter’s.


Followed by Terry …


… releasing same.


Then George with this well-conditioned wild river brown trout – all on the ‘hopper pattern.

Great to welcome returning regulars


Roy and Gail with ‘Red Tag’ Ray (centre) after a successful session at Currawong Lakes.


Where was that lunch bite …?


On Ray’s arm … Blue Damsels both top trout and welcome swallow menu items.


‘Land-rocked’ shark!!


Gail on to another wild brown river fish. Both had a top day on the river.
Top trip over four days/3 nights at Currawong Lakes, beautiful accommodation, great fishing and wild life a plenty.

Rusty fly fisher successfully rejoins the fray!


Tony hadn’t held a fly rod for over 25 years, so day 1 at the March fly fishing workshop was a must do – plus he picked up the Hurley’s Fly Fishing world fly boxes gift pack.


Day 2 was onto the rivers, his love of same renewed with a first-up nice stream fish with Ray again doing the netting honours.


With some tight spots at times, the pressure was on –


Plenty more success for Tony – a very successful return to the fly!

Festive & gift vouchers available

See our workshop flyer below – January, February, March & April dates all have spots open to get into Fly Fishing.

Introduce your loved one to a skill for life this Christmas – or shout yourself.

Vouchers available for this experience at a wild trout private fishery, with fantastic Lucky Gate prizes to be won!

All inclusive – check out the details and drop us a line.

You’ll never – never know if you don’t have a go.

Mother and son progression


Here Catriona starts her introductory day on the rivers. Along with son Jamie, both attended an earlier Herne fly fishing still water workshop then booked their first day on the rivers.

Then it was Jamie’s turn on the gentle flowing section while Ray changes fly for Catriona

Over to Catriona again to get the feel of the quicker flow.

By the end of the day both had the confidence and skills to work a section of faster water in parallel.
It is very rewarding to progress beginners like Catriona & Jamie from absolute learners to competent variable waters fly fishers.