The Gustafson family were recommended to Red Tag by their friend Andy, a pilot from the USA aircraft carriers that used to frequent Hobart for R&R around the turn of the century. From left, Rhea, son Ryan, daughter Erika, and mum Cheryl.
I had taken Andy and some of his fellow airmen fly fishing on their stopovers and he suggested the family follow their love of trout fishing with Red Tag for the day their cruise ship was in Hobart.
Hold onto that fish Erika!
Well satisfied with this 3lb rainbow, Erika took the points on the day.
Working the dries, everyone had chances, but missed strikes and lost big ones (3 x break-offs) resulted in Erika being top rod for the day.
Working with groups like this with one guide can be difficult, but Currawong Lakes is an ideal location with their three separate lakes, plenty of shore line to give the individual angler room to fish to their own rises / sighted fish and opportunity to maximise conditions on the day.