Late season success

Visiting Japanese angler, Yasuaki, started his tour with a short session on the Derwent River estuary. This turned out to be a lively plump little ‘cocky salmon’ taken on a whitebait imitation. Then a couple of days at Currawong Lakes produced some good fish in tough conditions. This 3lb brown amongst them. Yasuaki said this was … Continue reading Late season success

Peter & Jill’s week that was

Peter and wife Jill had a full week with Red Tag mid-Autumn that combined rivers and Currawong Lakes Peter sets the bar early with this top wild brown from Currawong Lakes. These fish are just beautiful The rainbows aren’t bad either! Jill netted a nice stream brownie on the Macquarie River … only for Peter to pick up this … Continue reading Peter & Jill’s week that was

Rod off to a perfect start

After the usual gear and casting introduction stages, we hit the wild trout water and this was Rod's first ever fish on the fly – a 2.5lb wild brown, sighted, stalked, cast to with a dry and landed! Not a bad way to get into fly fishing. On release even the trout seems to reflect … Continue reading Rod off to a perfect start

Regular Tagger in the action

This was John's 2nd trip in 15/16 and he gets straight into it — 1st rising fish of the day on the second pool fished and bingo! … nice little wild brown to hand and great fun on the #2wt. Next day at Currawong Lakes — christening the new #4wt Explorer rod from Hurleys, through our … Continue reading Regular Tagger in the action

UK visitor christens new #2wt gear

Steve, a fly fisher from the UK, arranged with Gavin Hurley & Red Tag to get a new #2wt with his 20th season voucher. Here he has the first one on. a very nice wild brown, this one on a #14 small bead head nymph. A very well conditioned fish … … and pleased to be back in … Continue reading UK visitor christens new #2wt gear

High water offers great opportunities

This top rainbow was the result of some very patient work by Ron from New South Wales. Ron had had a tough weather tour, but recent rains around the Currawong Lakes area had lead to good rises in the lake’s water levels. So much so that the trout were searching the newly flooded spots for fresh … Continue reading High water offers great opportunities

Father and son on top form

Bruce and son Joel had a successful introduction to fly fishing day. A tag team act to land this one. Dad hooked this very nice rainbow on the Blue Damsel and Joel landed it! After some frustrating misses. losses and a breakoff Joel was very happy with this one. As they were at Somercotes overnight, … Continue reading Father and son on top form

UK couple combine Fly & Flight

Janice & Paul were keen to get the most out of their short trip to Tassie in mid January. Janice is a very keen twitcher and Paul the fly man. Here Paul is very happy returning a 3lb wild brown taken on the Blue Damsel. He had never seen trout leaping bodily clear of the … Continue reading UK couple combine Fly & Flight