Class of 2009

From left, Don, Bev, Shar and Irv head of to do battle with some top nick and aggressive Currawong trout. Above: Athough only her first day on the fly, Shar was first on also with this very nice rainbow, while Irv admires it from close by. Above: Next up, Don gets this lovely wild brown … Continue reading Class of 2009

Vincent has a corker of a workshop

Learning was the aim, achieving was the game! This lovely returning rainbow, was just one of four top quality fish to hand and several more to the fly for Vincent. Sighted, stalked and caught by the angler it was a fitting fish to complete a great teaching workshop. Staying at the beautiful heritage ‘Priory’ in … Continue reading Vincent has a corker of a workshop

Ray sets the bar high for October!

As a stream fisher on a #4wt, this ‘close to’ 6lb rainbow, was a great start to the month. Taken in one of the feeder streams at Currawong on a #14 copper bead-head nymph it took nearly 15 minutes to get to hand in its narrow but deep hideout. Put quite a bend in the Pro Angler Stalker Master … Continue reading Ray sets the bar high for October!

Nationwide film festival lifts Tasmania’s wild trout image

For details of shows, venues and dates visit Fishing Tasmania. The featured film is a 45-minute fly fishing travelogue, The Source — Tasmania demonstrating the State’s variety of wild trout waters. Highly recommend it.

Here in lies a tail

The secret of Tasmanian tailers! One of our special wild trout activities is the trout’s extremely shallow water feeding and cruising display know locally as ‘tailing trout’. Currawong Lakes is an excellent example of this. With an extended tour party from the US in mid-April we stayed there for a couple of nights. On the … Continue reading Here in lies a tail

Pro Angler winners get into it

Ian and Rosemary were Red Tag’s 2008 ‘Tassie nights’ 3 day/two nights all-inclusive flyfishing package winners and they had a ball earlier this season. Ian, above, kicks off a somewhat misty day one with an early hook up to a nice stream wild brown. Then he followed up with supplying entree that evening, a very … Continue reading Pro Angler winners get into it

R&R for local wine man

How it came together: wife Jackie, who I met at a Tourism Tas e-marketing workshop, was looking for a surprise present for husband Darren (seen above netting trout) who owns the Puddleduck vineyard on the Cambridge to Richmond wine route east of Hobart. Darren was a lapsed flyfisher and Jackie thought his upcoming birthday should … Continue reading R&R for local wine man