Here’s a brief taste of fly fishing opportunities to lure you in for the 2019 Fly Fishing Championships being held in Tasmania next year. The date is early December 2019 with a combination of lakes and rivers from a selection of venues yet to be finalized, dependent on water conditions/levels and weather leading up to … Continue reading 2019 Fly Fishing Championships
Geordie, son, and father Alastair, on far bank, were an interesting and delightful workshop challenge. Geordie had seldom fished, let alone fly fished and Alastair last used a heavy (# 7wt he thought) cane rod back about 25 years ago! By lunchtime, not only had they caught their first fish each, but wanted to prove … Continue reading More May Moments of Merriment
Yes you can Theresa! Although the rivers and other brown trout waters are closed, private fisheries such as Currawong Lakes are not. … not only fish, but also succeed! Another good quality rainbow is netted. The day was another beautiful Tasmanian Autumn day, cool start, clearing to a sunny and best of all fish active … Continue reading Can I Fly Fish Tasmania in May?
Lesley and David were our next May beginners. David could hardly believe it, on the water only minutes after the grass casting session and wham! his first ever (well-conditioned) trout to hand! Not to be out-done (fished) Lesley returns ‘serve’ with tis beauty … it was kept for dinner. On another beautiful late Autumn afternoon, … Continue reading More May Merriment
Alex and Janet start their fly fishing workshop at Currawong Lakes Not long after the casting intro Janet has her first ever trout on the fly. … a nice rainbow on a damsel nymph. Then it’s Alex’s turn, another good rainbow to hand. Alex had day 2 to himself, not so nice weather, but five … Continue reading Start of May Merriment
Jun, a repeat ‘Tagger’, was delighted with his latest river experience. Little did he, (or guide holding trout) know he would get the best river wild brown for the season! It certainly gave the 3wt a real workout, but skill and patience was well rewarded. Copper bead-head nymph early, black spinner & grasshopper dries later … Continue reading Great finish to the river season!
Mark’s aim was to get some shore-based lakes experience, this was the first of his successes. A beautifully conditioned rainbow. This rainbow was polaroided cruising from the bank and took a damsel fly nymph placed a metre in front of it. A nice buck heading back ‘home’
Josh, onto his first for the day, was keen to learn as much as he could about small stream craft and presentation. This wild brown took a bead-head nymph using a variable depth technique under a strike indicator. Meanwhile dad, David, was acting as scout early on to spot any movement up ahead. Josh got … Continue reading Stream craft day for young angler