Mark from north Queensland, seen here with his first trout of the day. After this guy was found hiding from the wind on my hat … the hatch started. A hook-up on the mayfly emerger — Mark’s first ever trout on the dry. Sighted, targeted, presented and to hand! Nature never ceases to amaze me, … Continue reading New ‘Tagger achieves another first!
Our trout season is well and truly open for business with scenes like this — stalking, hunting frog & tadpole feeders are happening across the state’s trout fishery. Hook-ups and action in centimetres of water Real quality wild fish fossicking in the shallows. They are a challenge, but great fun … just remember to breath … Continue reading Spring into Tassie with fossicking, feeding fish …
Kevin, from the USA, had some testing moments on tailing trout. This one hooked in literally ankle-deep water. And released to chase some more frogs! Some big fish hunt in these weed beds. And nature doubling down for Tasmania’s spring …
Drew from NSW has only been fly fishing for a few years and had never experienced a day like it! The area between the bank and the reed beds on his right were dry only 76 hours before. An easterly low drift over Tasmania with about 100mm of rain falling around these Currawong Lakes. Then … Continue reading A worthy tale of tailing trout
Phil from NSW getting into the swing of casting after his 'on-grass' session at Currawong Lakes. Starting to get some nice presentations going … … resulting in a fat young wild rainbow — from previous year’s spawning run. The good thing about Phil’s job it came through our link with Canoes & Lampshades and Phil’s … Continue reading First up and First away for the new season!
The 2019-2020 Tassie trout season is open. October nymph action at Currawong Lakes While we are still in winter for August, its time to start planning your next Tassie fly fishing trip! Check-out the fly lines – replace those old tippets & leaders; clean the reels and ensure no leaks in the waders! Spring starts … Continue reading It’s time for the new trout season
The group, from left, BT, Trev, Darce, Paddy-O & Phil. Early morning before the sun went, wind came in ‘gale force’ and temperatures dropped through the floor. Phil’s association with Red Tag is one of continuous development and appreciation of the art of fly fishing. Having first met Phil over 10 years ago at the … Continue reading Last trip and the weather finally breaks … for the worst!
Anthony, from Western Australia, on first pool and first hook-up with #14 black emerger. Almost season end and this was the start of the best river day of the season! Plump fit fish all day — no monsters to hand, but one big fish break-off and another of those heart-stopping ‘just missed’ it moments when … Continue reading Returning Tagger has best river day