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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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After a tough time on the rivers, returning ‘Tagger Ian had a great day on these wild brown trout lakes. This was an excellent example.


Followed soon after by some lively action …


… resulting in a top conditioned rainbow.


An early hatch brought Daniel, from Victoria, quick results on the midge emerger pattern.


Then a bit later a small ‘Nobby’s ‘hopper’ did the trick on a plump little brownie.


Straight after lunch a solid wild brown to hand again on the ‘hopper.


Fit fish in tight structures call for fast reflexes and keep an angler on their toes.


Didn’t take Ian, from Queensland, long to get into the action.


And another is nicely netted. All in all, it was dries all day and an excellent opportunity for Ian to add to his skills.

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Trout in Tasmania and the Photographic Competition awards winners announcement, Huon Aquaculture, IFS and TGALT are holding a celebratory dinner at the Central Highlands Lodge this coming Saturday 18th April.

Bookings can be made at the Central Highlands Lodge (03) 6259 8179.

Australian Angling guru and writer Steve Starling is MC for the night and there are lucky door prizes, auctions and raffles during the night, plus the top photos will be displayed in the lodge dining room for your viewing.


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.