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
Andy’s first day at fly fishing and he gets a plump little rainbow to hand on the dry! Next day, mate (and regular ‘Tagger) Ernest shows the way on some flooded lowlands backwaters. Ernest returning another nice top conditioned river wild brown.
A recent November (spring) day in Tasmania on our teaching water, cotton-wool clouds, no wind, just peace and tranquillity. One could say ‘the reception area of the Red Tag office’.
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
Shane Mensforth, editor/writer South Australian Angler Magazine puts a Currawong Lakes rainbow to the test, the first of many. Typical Tasmanian Spring action next day on the lowland streams – note blue sky & shirt sleeves!
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
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
September is similar to August regarding general conditions. Here are scenes from the archives. Typical flooded lowlands rivers. Browns love to feed in these tussock areas and small wet flies, especially the Tasmanian Fur fly, are favourite in these conditions Currawong Lakes feeder creeks often hold very good fish in early season freshes. A Woolly … Continue reading September scenes