Early workshop brings first wild brown for the season

Recent Tasmanian (via Sydney and originally west coast USA) Tim, gets the first wild brown trout on an unweighted damsel nymph. Big grin and well deserved. Fish was sighted breaching in the shallows alongside the reeds and Tom got a good cast to open his own fly fishing account. Beautifully spotted young wild brown from … Continue reading Early workshop brings first wild brown for the season

Top workshop for first timer!

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 … Continue reading Top workshop for first timer!

The 2018 Great Lake Tie-In is on!

Come along on Saturday 13 October 2018, to the Miena Community Centre. Join fly tyers from around the state demonstrating the Art of Fly Tying. This is a great chance to see Fur and Feather and all manner of materials turned into works of art. The Tie-In is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with … Continue reading The 2018 Great Lake Tie-In is on!

The Tasmanian Fly Fishing Expo

The first Tasmanian Fly Fishing Expo is hosted by the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, and will on for two days — November 10-11 at 234 Clarendon Station Road, Nile, Tasmania 7212. Presentations, fly tying, casting and more. Contact: 03 6398 6220 Website: www.affm.net.au

2018/19 Season opens

Our Tasmanian (brown) trout season has opened with the expectations of a good season ahead. Here are some of the past season’s action to whet your appetite: Your guide and a top river brown late last season. A beautiful brown on the release. Women are making up more numbers in the art of the fly! … Continue reading 2018/19 Season opens

2019 Fly Fishing Championships

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

More May Moments of Merriment

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

Can I Fly Fish Tasmania in May?

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?