It’s time for the new trout season

The 2019-2020 Tassie trout season is open. October nymph action at Currawong Lakes While we are still in winter for August, its time to start planning your next Tassie fly fishing trip! Check-out the fly lines – replace those old tippets & leaders; clean the reels and ensure no leaks in the waders! Spring starts … Continue reading It’s time for the new trout season

Last trip and the weather finally breaks … for the worst!

The group, from left, BT, Trev, Darce, Paddy-O & Phil. Early morning before the sun went, wind came in ‘gale force’ and temperatures dropped through the floor. Phil’s association with Red Tag is one of continuous development and appreciation of the art of fly fishing. Having first met Phil over 10 years ago at the … Continue reading Last trip and the weather finally breaks … for the worst!

Workshop surprise

Sean’s partner surprised him with a two day/overnight workshop and he didn’t miss the chance. With day 1 at Currawong Lakes a perfect autumn day, Sean made the most of it. Some great action on unweighted damsel nymph. … and excellent wild browns to hand. With bright skies and clear water the 2nd day on … Continue reading Workshop surprise

Late afternoon ‘Red Spinner’ hatch saves day!

Eric (from Victoria) finally onto a wild river brown on the #4wt. It was one of those days when the hatch doth maketh the day! Another one to hand … at 4.30pm the hatch started, the fish came up and Eric got four in six casts. Yes! number four … sighted rising, adult red spinner … Continue reading Late afternoon ‘Red Spinner’ hatch saves day!

Father & son have great day on Currawong Lakes

Started off early with John onto a nice rainbow. Then doubled the advantage with this … … which turned out to be a beautiful brown. However, Chris soon got into action, … with another ‘lively’ brown. Well caught, held and released! And so it continued … all sighted on the dries.

Regular Taggers have a ‘cracker’ of a day!

Elizabeth is first to hook-up on a very nice rainbow. Soon brought to net along with a very happy grin! Peter follows quickly with a good solid brown… by lunch time four to hand… all on the dries. After lunch it was a classic sneaking down to the water, fish sighted way up the bank, … Continue reading Regular Taggers have a ‘cracker’ of a day!

Fish join fun for charity day!

Sally and Matt purchased our fly fishing package as part of a ‘Tasmania tour’ Pink Cup cancer day in Queensland. Neither had ever fly fished before so Matt was delighted with this beautiful rainbow on the dry on his first day. And Sally gets this nice buck on the emerger… might be a tad bigger … Continue reading Fish join fun for charity day!

“Young” Ralph still hooks them

Here Ralph (88 years young) delights in his first of many in our latest trip. 3.5lbs wild brown …yes… on the Blue Damsel again. A beautifully-conditioned trout returned to live on. Another hookup, this time on the dark brown emerger! Then it was rainbow action the next day… … and river wild brown action… on … Continue reading “Young” Ralph still hooks them