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.
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
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