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.
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
After a tough time on the rivers, returning ‘Tagger Ian had a great day on these wild brown trout lakes. This was an excellent example. Followed soon after by some lively action … … resulting in a top conditioned rainbow.
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
Didn’t take Ian, from Queensland, long to get into the action. And another is nicely netted. All in all, it was dries all day and an excellent opportunity for Ian to add to his skills.
It is not only the fish that catch our eye! This wedgetail eagle was very interested in our activities … watched us for over 30 minutes before it decided we were boring it. It didn’t deter Leigh from having some nice action on the lightweight gear. This one on a ‘Nobby’s Hopper’ pattern. Another close take … Continue reading An interested wedgie
Roger was out from Yorkshire and just had to get to grips with some of our ex-pat wild browns! Putting him on a #2wt and onto the temperate rainforest waters was a fine way to start. Working the bubble line was the way to go and it was dries all the time. Sometimes the close … Continue reading Another ‘on the water’ UK reunion!
Day One was Currawong Lakes and Day Two the streams. Norm is very happy to have got this nice fit wild brown to hand at Currawong Lake … … after this sort of hectic round the reeds AND stump effort by the fish. Roy was not left out on the Currawong Lake with this nice … Continue reading Regular ‘Taggers team up