Two out of three ain’t bad

Ed, Neil centre and Peter far right, on our introductory water. Peter strikes first! After only a few minutes, Peter hooks up (and lands) a 2lb rainbow on the nymph. First one on the dam this season and his first ever on the fly. Not to be out done by his long time mate Peter, … Continue reading Two out of three ain’t bad

Successful first outing

Peter tastes success first up. A great way to get introduced to fly fishing … a wild brown trout 3.5lbs+ on a Butler Brown Woolley Bugger. Being first to hand was a keeper, providing breakfast for five next morning. Just to prove skill over luck … next one was released by Peter. From ‘on the … Continue reading Successful first outing

One in hand vs five to the fly – a good workshop result!

Colin (on right) and son Rhett still water casting introduction stage of day workshop … … then sharing some wild trout stream work after lunch. Rhett has five to the fly, with three on, including this tight casting effort, however …   Colin’s gets one to hand! First day, first wild brown on the dry and a … Continue reading One in hand vs five to the fly – a good workshop result!

US anglers enjoy the Tassie experience

Larry (Colorado) on left, and Gene (Wyoming) on water, were keen to enjoy some Tasmanian small waters wild brown trout fly fishing. Gene was ‘at home’ on the stream having fished many head waters in his home state, and here he is stalking a good sized ‘hopper feeder (actually bit the fly off on the take), while … … Continue reading US anglers enjoy the Tassie experience

It’s why they call it fishin’ not catchin’

From left Jeremy, Mike and Justin starting their afternoon workshop session. But, despite their best stalking and wading efforts and some good presentations, no fish to hand. Justin lost a big fish on a dry (partly straightening the hook), and dropped another on a wet, but that was as close as they came.

Repeat ‘Tagger John’s trip had it all …

From the happy grin of 1st for the trip, to frustrated misses … … to this beautiful 2lbs+ wild river brown on the ‘hopper pattern. Big bends in the Aire series #2wt were part of John’s best ever river day … … to the final gentle release.

Still more International success

Stephen, visiting from Lincolnshire. UK, was delighted to spend a day on one of Tasmania’s wild trout rivers. Apart from the good number of lively browns he got to hand … … he was keen to show his angling mates back home what a real wild river trout stream should look like! Once the ‘stream managers’ … Continue reading Still more International success

First time – first fish – top reward!

Julian was over the moon with this fine wild brown at Currawong Lakes on his first ever fly fishing day. More so as he was the leader of ‘team Julian’, having organised the introductory fly fishing workshop for himself, Dru, left, and Rodney. Certainly put some weight on the rod … and most pleasing of all it … Continue reading First time – first fish – top reward!