More May Moments of Merriment

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

Can I Fly Fish Tasmania in May?

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?

More May Merriment

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

Start of 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

Stream craft day for young angler

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

Family trio’s introductory success

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

Son’s first ever trout on fly!

This is the very satisfied grin of your first ever trout on the fly … dry at that. Sighted, stalked, Blue Damsel presented on its nose and … take! A very good conditioned rainbow heads home. Kade admires dad Kurt’s effort with his first for the day.

Thumbs up for family fun day

The Gustafson family were recommended to Red Tag by their friend Andy, a pilot from the USA aircraft carriers that used to frequent Hobart for R&R around the turn of the century. From left, Rhea, son Ryan, daughter Erika, and mum Cheryl. I had taken Andy and some of his fellow airmen fly fishing on … Continue reading Thumbs up for family fun day