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

USA visitor learns the art of flyfishing

Christina had a flying visit to Tasmania and just had to have a go at flyfishing while here. This was a single full day fly fishing tuition booking, on the grass to start with teacher going through the backcast/rod loading phase. Then on to the water and trout action soon followed — here Christina is … Continue reading USA visitor learns the art of flyfishing

UK flyfisher back after a break

Simon was last out in 2005, but obviuosly lost know of his enthusiasm or guile with his wild brown techniques. Firstly laying out a nice presentation on one of Tasmania’s springfed rivers, above, and then getting a wild brown trout to shore on this quiet lowlands broadwater.

What a start to fly fishing for JJ!

JJ and his Mum, Amanda, had a two-day overnight workshop with Red Tag early in January with JJ never having caught a fish before in his life. That did not stop JJ, no way, and at 12 years ( a good age to learn) he was as keen as mustard to give it a go. Decided Currawong … Continue reading What a start to fly fishing for JJ!