Regular ‘Tagger’s Best ever Trip

This was one of John’s wild browns to hand at Currawong Lakes – on day 1 of his 4 day tour in early November. Keen to finish what he has started – John’s enjoys the challenge of netting these beauties as well … … yes definitely a ‘cherry ripe’ counter that one! This one took some netting … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger’s Best ever Trip

Teaching water: never looked better – never fished better!

Dan with one of his two rainbows to hand (plus a break-off) on his first ever day of fly fishing. This one a tad over 4lbs! The best fish yet from our introductory water. Dan, left, with his father Frank had a two day workshop with us. Day 2 at Currawong Lakes and Dan has his … Continue reading Teaching water: never looked better – never fished better!

An all-round win

Just reward for Noel, with this 3.5lb wild brown to hand! Noel was presented with a Red Tag fly fishing introductory workshop for his birthday when purchased at a charity fund raising auction. For the past few years, Red Tag has donated a full day all inclusive fly fishing workshop for two as part of both Heart Foundation and Breast Cancer annual gala … Continue reading An all-round win

Successful introduction to the Fly!

Great fishing mates Andrew & Ben share the delights of Andrew’s first ever trout on the fly. A fit 4lbs+ wild brown taken on a small woolly bugger. Fish were feeding close in on the flooded margins of Lake Currawong. As you can see from the hook up, these fish are fossicking amongst the tussocks in shallow water, often seen … Continue reading Successful introduction to the Fly!

Worst day’s weather—best day fishing

Just ask young Ben from New South Wales – his first day ever fly fishing and this was one of four big wild rainbows to hand, for the afternoon! Another four had a go at his fly, but spat it. From hook-up to hand … Ben’s concentration and skill level didn’t falter. Plus a well earned ‘thumbs … Continue reading Worst day’s weather—best day fishing

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

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