Repeat ‘Tagger John’s trip had it all …

From the happy grin of 1st for the trip, to frustrated misses … … to this beautiful 2lbs+ wild river brown on the ‘hopper pattern. Big bends in the Aire series #2wt were part of John’s best ever river day … … to the final gentle release.

Objective: get first ever wild trout on the dry and in a river

Dan, who had an introductory workshop with us in spring 2016, was keen to learn more about dry fly / river craft. Started the day on the broad waters with improving presentation. Then onto the faster / variable flow waters – upstream dry fly presentations. Objective achieved! Wild brown on ‘hopper pattern. Successfully netted and … Continue reading Objective: get first ever wild trout on the dry and in a river

Still more International success

Stephen, visiting from Lincolnshire. UK, was delighted to spend a day on one of Tasmania’s wild trout rivers. Apart from the good number of lively browns he got to hand … … he was keen to show his angling mates back home what a real wild river trout stream should look like! Once the ‘stream managers’ … Continue reading Still more International success

First time – first fish – top reward!

Julian was over the moon with this fine wild brown at Currawong Lakes on his first ever fly fishing day. More so as he was the leader of ‘team Julian’, having organised the introductory fly fishing workshop for himself, Dru, left, and Rodney. Certainly put some weight on the rod … and most pleasing of all it … Continue reading First time – first fish – top reward!

Another U.S. stream fisher enjoys a Tassie trout experience!

John, from California, had a top day on our streams in January. Both wild browns and rainbows to hand.  This fish was one of his 14 to the fly for the day. Plenty of bend in the #3wt … this was just what John was after, challenging small waters, fit fish and dry fly fishing … Another … Continue reading Another U.S. stream fisher enjoys a Tassie trout experience!

You never know how a day will pan out!

Darren (owner/operator) of Puddleduck Vineyard, seen here into a nice wild brown, was fishing with the guide at Currawong Lakes recently when we heard a buzzing sound overhead. It turned out to be a drone doing some filming for the owners, see the video on #currawonglakes Facebook site. Not only did they get some top casting … Continue reading You never know how a day will pan out!

Wooden boats & wild trout … a special Tassie experience

Warwick comes down to Tassie for his ‘on water and in water’ fix every two years. After two days at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart this is his first run … 1st fish on day 1 of two days stalking wild trout. It was the only one of some 35 to the fly that … Continue reading Wooden boats & wild trout … a special Tassie experience

New Caledonian family have top workshop

From left Jeanne, Jean-Luc (Dad), Lea & Beatrice (Mum & photographer) had never fly fished before and wanted to experience it while in Tasmania. Currawong Lakes was just the place to start. Lea, with Mum snapping action shots, gets the best result for the day … … this top conditioned 3.75lb rainbow to hand was taken … Continue reading New Caledonian family have top workshop