A worthy tale of tailing trout

Drew from NSW has only been fly fishing for a few years and had never experienced a day like it! The area between the bank and the reed beds on his right were dry only 76 hours before. An easterly low drift over Tasmania with about 100mm of rain falling around these Currawong Lakes. Then … Continue reading A worthy tale of tailing trout

Rains bring top fishing for tailing trout

November rains meant top fishing for tailing trout at Currawong Lake. Alan from Victoria had some great tailing trout fishing at Currawong Lakes. This one, taken on an unweighted nymph, and making a beeline for the open lake was literally in a few centimetres of water.  Many were sighted and taken inside the normal (at this time … Continue reading Rains bring top fishing for tailing trout

Tough conditions, but trout still there

What a couple of days these were. Dustin, ex USA, now from Victoria, was looking forward to two days river/stream fishing in Tasmania. Queue ‘destructive winds’ and Currawong Lakes is brought into play, and top rainbow brings grin. … and a nice wild brown trout. Day 2 and stalking the streams … This is more … Continue reading Tough conditions, but trout still there

First timers get into the wild brown trout

James, from Sydney, with his first ever river wild brown trout. James and son, Ben, working well in tough conditions. James won the Tourism Tasmania give-a-way at the Sydney Boat show in August. Red Tag was a guiding contributor. The boys had an introduction to fly fishing – one day lakes – one day rivers. … Continue reading First timers get into the wild brown trout

Warmer, wetter Spring forecast bodes well for dry fly action

The latest medium-term weather outlook for Spring in Tasmania is a wetter but warmer one. This should translate into an early start to the lowlands mayfly/dry fly season. Forecasts like this usually mean more water in the streams and mayfly nymph on the move sooner than the norm in the warmer conditions. So it could … Continue reading Warmer, wetter Spring forecast bodes well for dry fly action