Can I Fly Fish Tasmania in May?

Yes you can Theresa! Although the rivers and other brown trout waters are closed, private fisheries such as Currawong Lakes are not. … not only fish, but also succeed! Another good quality rainbow is netted. The day was another beautiful Tasmanian Autumn day, cool start, clearing to a sunny and best of all fish active … Continue reading Can I Fly Fish Tasmania in May?

More May Merriment

Lesley and David were our next May beginners. David could hardly believe it, on the water only minutes after the grass casting session and wham! his first ever (well-conditioned) trout to hand! Not to be out-done (fished) Lesley returns ‘serve’ with tis beauty … it was kept for dinner. On another beautiful late Autumn afternoon, … Continue reading More May Merriment

Mid Autumn & Currawong Lakes still firing!

Mark’s aim was to get some shore-based lakes experience, this was the first of his successes. A beautifully conditioned rainbow. This rainbow was polaroided cruising from the bank and took a damsel fly nymph placed a metre in front of it. A nice buck heading back ‘home’

Mainland couple have great Tassie trout intro!

Bryan & Roxanne, from Queensland, had kicked off their trout fly fishing introduction at Currawong Lakes. Regular ‘Taggers will recognize the significance of the Cherry Ripes. It has been a tradition since we started (over 22 years ago) that you only get a Cherry Ripe after catching your first trout! Hence the satisfied Day One … Continue reading Mainland couple have great Tassie trout intro!

‘Rusty’ Canadian flyfisher gets his game on

Bob (from British Columbia) hadn’t wetted a line for some years until this Tasmanian visit … so Currawong Lakes was the ideal place to get back into it. As the presentations improved, so did the results … this 3lb wild brown to start. Taken on the (dry) Blue Damsel no less. This was followed by … Continue reading ‘Rusty’ Canadian flyfisher gets his game on

Thumbs up for family fun day

The Gustafson family were recommended to Red Tag by their friend Andy, a pilot from the USA aircraft carriers that used to frequent Hobart for R&R around the turn of the century. From left, Rhea, son Ryan, daughter Erika, and mum Cheryl. I had taken Andy and some of his fellow airmen fly fishing on … Continue reading Thumbs up for family fun day

Guru & friends relax on Tassie waters

Had a top couple of days recently with fishing guru Steve Starling, and his family, along with their good friends, Gary (of Norman Gunston fame) & Di McDonald. Day one was on a lowland stream, dries and light gear. Here Steve has just christened his new #3wt ‘twig’ with much joy and enthusiastic support from … Continue reading Guru & friends relax on Tassie waters