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
Kathy & Marty from Florida, USA, had the longest tour Red Tag has ever done – 9 days/8 nights! Fished many rivers and some lakes and had a great time (see Testimonials page). Great teamwork pre ‘tea-break’ day one. Marty gets this top conditioned wild brown on a #14 copper bead-head, while Kathy does the … Continue reading Longest Red Tag tour
Ian was first up having sighted a ‘nymphing’ fish just off the reed beds – the stalking begins! Yes! hook-up on the un-weighted damsel nymph pattern and successfully brings wild brown to the net. It was Andrea’s first-time fly fishing, and although getting the hang of it really well and targeting a fish or two, … Continue reading West Aussies have a good trip
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?
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
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’
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!
Tony’s introductory fly fishing workshop starts at Currawong Lakes, a perfect place to introduce beginners to the ‘art’, let alone a challenge for the experienced angler as well. his first trout on the fly, a very nice 2lbs+ rainbow.