An all-round win

Just reward for Noel, with this 3.5lb wild brown to hand! Noel was presented with a Red Tag fly fishing introductory workshop for his birthday when purchased at a charity fund raising auction. For the past few years, Red Tag has donated a full day all inclusive fly fishing workshop for two as part of both Heart Foundation and Breast Cancer annual gala … Continue reading An all-round win

Successful introduction to the Fly!

Great fishing mates Andrew & Ben share the delights of Andrew’s first ever trout on the fly. A fit 4lbs+ wild brown taken on a small woolly bugger. Fish were feeding close in on the flooded margins of Lake Currawong. As you can see from the hook up, these fish are fossicking amongst the tussocks in shallow water, often seen … Continue reading Successful introduction to the Fly!

Worst day’s weather—best day fishing

Just ask young Ben from New South Wales – his first day ever fly fishing and this was one of four big wild rainbows to hand, for the afternoon! Another four had a go at his fly, but spat it. From hook-up to hand … Ben’s concentration and skill level didn’t falter. Plus a well earned ‘thumbs … Continue reading Worst day’s weather—best day fishing

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’.