UK visitor’s first on the dry

This was Mick, from London’s, first wild trout on the dry fly. Being a course fisher in England for many years and loving fishing, he was determined to come to grips with the art of presenting the fly while in Tasmania. This was very much the traditional upstream single dry fly method of the chalk streams ‘back … Continue reading UK visitor’s first on the dry

Grinners are Winners

Glad, from Western Australia, had never held a fly rod before she and son Clay came to Tasmania to ‘tick it off the bucket list’. Before Glad came over her friends bet her $50 she wouldn’t get one. Not only was this wild brown brought to hand, but Glad sighted it feeding, presented the dry … Continue reading Grinners are Winners

Honestly — it was this big Dad!

Jim (doing the stalking) fishing to a ‘monster’ — according to son Jim. Jim is delighted with this first rainbow to hand at Currawong Lakes on Day One. After some hard work by Jim … He brings this top conditioned rainbow to hand.  They also had a good time on the streams… ‘may I have my fly back please?’

Nice evening action

After a tough afternoon in bright skies, this late summer evening hatch brought on the action, and Gary is onto a quality fish on light gear. ‘Come out of there!’   Next, regular ‘tagger Marcus puts his #4wt Tassie made cane rod to work. And is pleased to get a wild brown trout to hand.

The guide’s trophy catch

This magnificent 4.25lb (2kg) wild brown trout is the best Macquarie River fish for the past three seasons. It measured just under 24in (60cm). As you know we mainly practise catch & release with clients, only keeping the odd one for a client's entree, but for some time The Red Tag caterer had been asking for a trout … Continue reading The guide’s trophy catch

Early success brings top day

An early hatch brought Daniel, from Victoria, quick results on the midge emerger pattern. Then a bit later a small ‘Nobby’s ‘hopper’ did the trick on a plump little brownie. Straight after lunch a solid wild brown to hand again on the ‘hopper.   Fit fish in tight structures call for fast reflexes and keep an angler on their … Continue reading Early success brings top day