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

UK visitor christens new #2wt gear

Steve, a fly fisher from the UK, arranged with Gavin Hurley & Red Tag to get a new #2wt with his 20th season voucher. Here he has the first one on. a very nice wild brown, this one on a #14 small bead head nymph. A very well conditioned fish … … and pleased to be back in … Continue reading UK visitor christens new #2wt gear

Day One success!

Petar & Amanda, only had a day to ‘give it a go’. But, after some trying times, Amanda is delighted with this one taken on a blue damsel dry. Very happy to release back into our teaching water. After a frustrating day, ‘last cast Paul’, hooks into what turned out to be the biggest ‘teaching water’ … Continue reading Day One success!

Father and son on top form

Bruce and son Joel had a successful introduction to fly fishing day. A tag team act to land this one. Dad hooked this very nice rainbow on the Blue Damsel and Joel landed it! After some frustrating misses. losses and a breakoff Joel was very happy with this one. As they were at Somercotes overnight, … Continue reading Father and son on top form