International workshop day

Elfreda, left, and Parry (both from Hong Kong) getting to grips with the casting introduction. Then geared up for their first ever fly fishing session. Although both Elfreda, seen here stalking a fish that rose out past the reeds; and … Parry, working off the deeper bank section, to another spotted trout, got the basics down well, … Continue reading International workshop day

Early Spring for small stream nymphing!

Richard had a day to get some stream action in early September, while visiting Hobart. After recent floods and cool waters, there was no dry fly action but some, like this small stream wild brown, were looking for nymphs. Another nice corner that brought a little action to the fly. Was Richard’s first time on … Continue reading Early Spring for small stream nymphing!

First up workshop success

Allan and Barb, booked in an early season workshop with us in mid-August. Allan’s delight at the first 'tagger's trout of the new season Hang on to it Allan! End result — a nice rainbow, safely returned. Barb enjoying the afternoon river session — unfortunately, Barb lost a good rainbow on the dam, and they didn’t … Continue reading First up workshop success

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