International workshop day

Elfreda, left, and Parry (both from Hong Kong) getting to grips with the casting introduction. Then geared up for their first ever fly fishing session. Although both Elfreda, seen here stalking a fish that rose out past the reeds; and … Parry, working off the deeper bank section, to another spotted trout, got the basics down well, … Continue reading International workshop day

Combined workshop – steep learning curve!

From left – Antony, Des and Paul had a good workout getting started in ‘the art of the fly’. Here they are gearing up for first assault on our stocked rainbow water. Antony and Paul working the shallows after a rainbow, but wind and stubborn fish meant change of venue after lunch. Afternoon and evening on Currawong Lakes stalking wild trout … Continue reading Combined workshop – steep learning curve!

First up workshop success

Allan and Barb, booked in an early season workshop with us in mid-August. Allan’s delight at the first 'tagger's trout of the new season Hang on to it Allan! End result — a nice rainbow, safely returned. Barb enjoying the afternoon river session — unfortunately, Barb lost a good rainbow on the dam, and they didn’t … Continue reading First up workshop success

Late season success

Visiting Japanese angler, Yasuaki, started his tour with a short session on the Derwent River estuary. This turned out to be a lively plump little ‘cocky salmon’ taken on a whitebait imitation. Then a couple of days at Currawong Lakes produced some good fish in tough conditions. This 3lb brown amongst them. Yasuaki said this was … Continue reading Late season success

Good introductory workshop

Alan has a lively introduction to fly fishing … Returning this 2.5lbs rainbow on our teaching water. This one took a damsel fly nymph Then a wading/stalking intro on the river. After spotting a couple of rising fish in the river, the weather took a turn for the worst and the fish ‘went down’.

Rod off to a perfect start

After the usual gear and casting introduction stages, we hit the wild trout water and this was Rod's first ever fish on the fly – a 2.5lb wild brown, sighted, stalked, cast to with a dry and landed! Not a bad way to get into fly fishing. On release even the trout seems to reflect … Continue reading Rod off to a perfect start

Regular Tagger in the action

This was John's 2nd trip in 15/16 and he gets straight into it — 1st rising fish of the day on the second pool fished and bingo! … nice little wild brown to hand and great fun on the #2wt. Next day at Currawong Lakes — christening the new #4wt Explorer rod from Hurleys, through our … Continue reading Regular Tagger in the action

Clubman opens account

Alex goes first up and gets this nice small stream fish on the dry. Will be bigger next time Alex. Alex was the organizer of a group of fly club mates looking to fish some Tassie rivers for the first time. Although a number of chances, including some hookups were made, the fish won out on this occasion. … Continue reading Clubman opens account