Bryan & Roxanne, from Queensland, had kicked off their trout fly fishing introduction at Currawong Lakes. Regular ‘Taggers will recognize the significance of the Cherry Ripes. It has been a tradition since we started (over 22 years ago) that you only get a Cherry Ripe after catching your first trout! Hence the satisfied Day One grins.
Roxanne with her first ever fish on the fly …
… and returning it, a beautiful 2.5lbs rainbow.
Meanwhile, Bryan, who had only salt water fly fished before had a ball! This was his first for the day.
… a magnificent conditioned Tasmanian wild brown trout..
This one was as solid as a rock — young, fit and in top nick, coming in at a tad under 4lbs!
In the end, Bryan achieved the Currawong Slam … at least one fish from each lake on the same day and only missed out on the Grand Slam (a brown & a rainbow from each lake on the same day) by one rainbow from lake Macquarie.
Not a bad first up trout on the fly day!