Rich, from Pennsylvania, USA, had some great close up moments with wild Tassie trout. This was a 3.5lbs wild brown sighted, stalked and netted in less than a foot of water, three feet off the grassy edge where Rich is stalking.
It as just one of the reasons fly/trout fishers from all over the globe come to pit their wits against our wily fish.
Even as Rich is controlling this one, another can be seen feeding in the background. These are referred to as ‘Tailing Trout’. A style of fish foraging found around Tasmanian lakes, lagoons and tarns.
We have just spotted a movement at the outer edge of this reedbed.
A couple of casts and Rich brings a nice 2.5lb rainbow to hand.
Although our teaching dam level is currently down a bit, the trout were ready for their first learner of the season. David from Queensland had just done his gear and grass casting introduction when we headed up to the dam. In the first 10 minutes David hooks a lively rainbow on an unweighted WB.
Nice one David.
This was followed by some great margin polaroiding and stalking at Currawong Lakes with a picture of concentration on a wild rainbow.
Hook-up: sighted, damsel fly (The Lost Fly) presented, netted and released.
Great first up day on the fly, and such a warm early Tassie spring day even had a few adult damsels hatching at Currawong Lakes.