Recent Tasmanian (via Sydney and originally west coast USA) Tim, gets the first wild brown trout on an unweighted damsel nymph. Big grin and well deserved. Fish was sighted breaching in the shallows alongside the reeds and Tom got a good cast to open his own fly fishing account. Beautifully spotted young wild brown from … Continue reading Early workshop brings first wild brown for the season
Although our teaching dam level is currently down a bit, the trout were ready for their first learner of the season. David from Queensland had just done his gear and grass casting introduction when we headed up to the dam. In the first 10 minutes David hooks a lively rainbow on an unweighted WB. Nice … Continue reading Top workshop for first timer!
Geordie, son, and father Alastair, on far bank, were an interesting and delightful workshop challenge. Geordie had seldom fished, let alone fly fished and Alastair last used a heavy (# 7wt he thought) cane rod back about 25 years ago! By lunchtime, not only had they caught their first fish each, but wanted to prove … Continue reading More May Moments of Merriment
Yes you can Theresa! Although the rivers and other brown trout waters are closed, private fisheries such as Currawong Lakes are not. … not only fish, but also succeed! Another good quality rainbow is netted. The day was another beautiful Tasmanian Autumn day, cool start, clearing to a sunny and best of all fish active … Continue reading Can I Fly Fish Tasmania in May?
Lesley and David were our next May beginners. David could hardly believe it, on the water only minutes after the grass casting session and wham! his first ever (well-conditioned) trout to hand! Not to be out-done (fished) Lesley returns ‘serve’ with tis beauty … it was kept for dinner. On another beautiful late Autumn afternoon, … Continue reading More May Merriment
Alex and Janet start their fly fishing workshop at Currawong Lakes Not long after the casting intro Janet has her first ever trout on the fly. … a nice rainbow on a damsel nymph. Then it’s Alex’s turn, another good rainbow to hand. Alex had day 2 to himself, not so nice weather, but five … Continue reading Start of May Merriment
Josh, onto his first for the day, was keen to learn as much as he could about small stream craft and presentation. This wild brown took a bead-head nymph using a variable depth technique under a strike indicator. Meanwhile dad, David, was acting as scout early on to spot any movement up ahead. Josh got … Continue reading Stream craft day for young angler
From left, Rod (grandfather), Jackimo (Grandson) and Paul (Uncle) all had their first day’s fly fishing at Currawong Lakes. Both Rod and Paul got their first ever trout to hand on the fly, unfortunately Jack missed out … but two out of three ain’t bad! Paul with his very nice 3lb rainbow. Rod … just … Continue reading Family trio’s introductory success