We hear on the grape-vine that the World Fly Fishing Championships 2019 in Tassie are putting some potential visiting anglers off, thinking there are fishers on the top waters? Not so, with only three still waters, Little Pine Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon and Woods Lake plus parts of only two rivers, the Mersey & Meander, committed … Continue reading Champion Your Own Cause
Mark from north Queensland, seen here with his first trout of the day. After this guy was found hiding from the wind on my hat … the hatch started. A hook-up on the mayfly emerger — Mark’s first ever trout on the dry. Sighted, targeted, presented and to hand! Nature never ceases to amaze me, … Continue reading New ‘Tagger achieves another first!
Our trout season is well and truly open for business with scenes like this — stalking, hunting frog & tadpole feeders are happening across the state’s trout fishery. Hook-ups and action in centimetres of water Real quality wild fish fossicking in the shallows. They are a challenge, but great fun … just remember to breath … Continue reading Spring into Tassie with fossicking, feeding fish …
Kevin, from the USA, had some testing moments on tailing trout. This one hooked in literally ankle-deep water. And released to chase some more frogs! Some big fish hunt in these weed beds. And nature doubling down for Tasmania’s spring …
Phil from NSW getting into the swing of casting after his 'on-grass' session at Currawong Lakes. Starting to get some nice presentations going … … resulting in a fat young wild rainbow — from previous year’s spawning run. The good thing about Phil’s job it came through our link with Canoes & Lampshades and Phil’s … Continue reading First up and First away for the new season!
The group, from left, BT, Trev, Darce, Paddy-O & Phil. Early morning before the sun went, wind came in ‘gale force’ and temperatures dropped through the floor. Phil’s association with Red Tag is one of continuous development and appreciation of the art of fly fishing. Having first met Phil over 10 years ago at the … Continue reading Last trip and the weather finally breaks … for the worst!
Anthony, from Western Australia, on first pool and first hook-up with #14 black emerger. Almost season end and this was the start of the best river day of the season! Plump fit fish all day — no monsters to hand, but one big fish break-off and another of those heart-stopping ‘just missed’ it moments when … Continue reading Returning Tagger has best river day
Shane, editor of the South Australian Angler loves Tasmania and its trout fishing, Recently toured the state with a number of TGALT Inc guides and spent two days with Red Tag again. This was him on one of our lowland rivers enjoying the setting. Day 2 at Currawong Lakes – again one of his favourite … Continue reading Media mate back again!