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

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

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

UK couple combine Fly & Flight

Janice & Paul were keen to get the most out of their short trip to Tassie in mid January. Janice is a very keen twitcher and Paul the fly man. Here Paul is very happy returning a 3lb wild brown taken on the Blue Damsel. He had never seen trout leaping bodily clear of the … Continue reading UK couple combine Fly & Flight

First day fly fishing — biggest trout ever

Toshi, from Japan, has been lure/bait fishing for 40 years in Japan and decided Tasmania was the best place to try out fly fishing. He started tarted on a gentle stretch of the river with an unweighted nymph – and action!  With great concentration he bought it to the net. Turned out to be a wild brown over 45cm … Continue reading First day fly fishing — biggest trout ever