Last season we celebrated 150 years of trout in Tasmania with our clients – this year Red Tag Trout Tours celebrates its own anniversary — 20 years of guiding!
To celebrate with us, here is our 2015/16 season offer:
Every angler who books a minimum 2-days/overnight tour package from now till the end of the 2015/2016 trout season in Tasmania will receive a $150 gift voucher to spend at either of the Hurley’s Fly Fishing stores located at Bentleigh or Geelong, or go shopping Online.
Plus a bonus! if your tour is 4-days/3-nights or more every angler gets two sets of vouchers!
Vouchers must be redeemed with Hurley's Fly Fishing World by 30 June 2016 Vouchers issued after receipt of deposit.
Luke and Mostyn (with fish on) starting their ‘on water’ casting session on our teaching water.
A surprise brown – in top nick too.
It was some what tougher going in the bright and clear conditions stalking the wild browns on the river.
This is how Mostyn summed up the day: “Thanks Roger, We are still talking about the great day we had. I am hooked and will endeavour to get my casting right. Great pictures.”
A number of fishers from the Northern Territory are either trying the fresh water trout fly fishing, or learning fly fishing while down south. Here Michael is onto a nice wild brown trout on the ‘old faithful’ Emerger …
And releases after bringing to hand. A great way to star on the dry!
This one turned out to be another top rainbow.
Sharon had set up the workshop for Tim, then stole ‘first fish’ status with this …
A nice rainbow from our teaching water.
Then with the wind driving up to Currawong, Tim gets his first wild brown on the mayfly nymph.
… and tops it off with this great 1.5kg rainbow. A nice way to get into fly fishing!
Paul (above) from Tasmania, and his brother Craig, from Victoria, enjoyed a great day at Currawong Lakes. Here Paul has an excellent conditioned kg+ rainbow after some top action to bring it to hand
Craig takes a more studied approach from this vantage point.
Then hooks up and gets a nice brown to hand
All fish were in top nick for early season.
View of the new Puddleduck tasting room, restaurant and exterior eating area (deck) over the ‘duck’ pond.
Local winemaker and vineyard owner Darren Brown now has a excellent, recently expanded, facility at Puddleduck winery on the Cambridge to Richmond ‘Coal Valley’ wine route.
Having tasted a few of his wines on recent season’s fly tours with Darren I can safely say he produces a top drop.
With a novel, but very appealing twist, on the BYO theme; at Puddleduck, you bring the food and they supply the wines to help wash it down!
The view looking out from inside the new ‘enclosed’ dining and tasting area.
Yes, Tasmania’s brown trout waters are open again! All rivers and streams are go!
This was a recent September wild brown trout in a river backwater. nice start that year.
Just to prove he could be bigger still, went back to challenge the next fly fisher.
Check out the calendar!
November getting very busy, but good days left in 2nd half October (start of mayfly), early November and December opportunities.
Expect another good ‘hopper season second half January to April 2016.
Don’t forget our 20th Season $150 Red Tag / Hurleys Fly Fishing vouchers for 15/16.
Tom and his mate Ed wanted a day in May (after the rivers and public brown trout waters had closed) … Tom to have his first ever go on the fly and Ed to sharpen his skills. The guys were happy to look at Currawong Lakes as an option.
This was Tom’s introduction — a nice 1.5kg+ rainbow.
Although Ed sighted a number and polaroided a couple, the best fish of the day broke him off.
As Ed reflected, it was a top day for late Autumn and 'there is always next time’.
The Red Tag Trout Tours & Hurleys Fly Fishing World annual Tassie film nights are on again:
- Bentleigh shop — Monday & Tuesday July 13 & 14
- Geelong shop — Wednesday July 15
There will be lots of information and discussion about lakes, rivers & streams, and private 'fly only' fisheries. Included will more about flies, both wet and dry, best times to use, techniques and the wiles of Tasmania’s wild brown trout.
Don't miss out, book early here, for great nights at Gavin and Trev's shops!
Look forward to catching up with you all. Roger.