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

Canada joins the Red Tag ‘club’

Dale enjoyed some early action down south on his recent visit to Tasmania waters. This was one of seven rainbows and two browns to hand on day 1. This good sized small stream rainbow was particularly rewarding being polarioded and brought to hand in a tough location … … then safely returned. Then there was … Continue reading Canada joins the Red Tag ‘club’

More internationals enjoy Tassie fly fishing

Singaporeans, Ko, left, and Jo enjoyed an introductory day of fly fishing where they wanted to experience wading and stalking small streams as they have nothing back home to compare. Here they appreciate a rest after a particularly hectic session where both got fish to the dry fly but missed getting them to hand. To his credit, Ko managed to … Continue reading More internationals enjoy Tassie fly fishing

Promises kept …

Gary (with fish on) and Keith (in background), great fishing mates, were travelling with their wives — self catering as much as possible, and although never having fly fished before, had booked a two-day introductory workshop and ‘sort of promised’ trout for dinner each day! This one ended up in a break-off on our teaching water – not the success … Continue reading Promises kept …

Luck of the Irish?

… or skill of the angler? I say skill! Paddy’s first go at fly fishing, first cast to a rising fish, first wild brown to hand AND on the dry! Very nice fish at that. Next (returning ‘Tagger) Vanessa gets her first of the trip – again sighted, stalked and excellent dry fly presentation. Vanessa also picked up this brown beauty at … Continue reading Luck of the Irish?

Top day for Michael

Michael (from Germany) onto his first for the day – taken on an unweighted mayfly nymph pattern. First one on the dry. Michael was delighted to use the #3wt on the stream as he uses similar gear back home and between emergers and black spinner patterns had a double figure day of fish to fly . This wild brown was particularly … Continue reading Top day for Michael

Currawong Slam achieved

Steve and Jo started their two-week Tassie adventure with Red Tag on the small streams and Currawong Lakes. Jo getting some experience on small waters with a #3wt. Steve on the #2wt (for the first time) had success on this small stream picking up a nice little brownie on the emerger. Jo & Steve working the shore on … Continue reading Currawong Slam achieved