Experience rewarded & beginner success to start 2018!

Experienced fly fisher Darren, seen here onto a solid brown that took the Blue Damsel, was keen to get his wife Andie to try fly fishing. Didn't take Andie long to come to grips with both the activity and the reward! This was her first ever trout on the fly, a 3.5lb rainbow taken on … Continue reading Experience rewarded & beginner success to start 2018!

Record performance by Son … Dad is amazed!

This was son Dan’s fish No1 for the day at Currawong Lakes. First out of 15 to hand. … 6 x rainbows and 9 x browns! No wonder Dan has the grin, 3rd cast 1st rainbow. And so it continued … damsel nymph took the 6 x rainbows (between 2.5 – 3.5lbs) pre lunch! Then … Continue reading Record performance by Son … Dad is amazed!

Regular’s bountiful four days on rivers and lakes

Day 1 – River A nice brown on new (to John) technique. Upstream unweighted, no ‘wool’ indicator, mayfly nymphing. While high bank spotting for John, came across one of our natural wonders out for a wander. Day 2 at Currawong Lakes – tough start then the damsel feeders made an appearance, two in five minutes … Continue reading Regular’s bountiful four days on rivers and lakes

Light gear delights

Ex Kiwi, now NSW-based, George was looking to get some dry fly action on light gear with his day on the water. This was his first to hand, a lively brownie on a #4wt. Next one takes off down stream with a lively run … … but finally brought to hand. On smaller water in … Continue reading Light gear delights

Regular ‘Tagger couple has a ball

Peter & Elizabeth, returning Red Taggers off to a fly(fish)ing start! Cast three of the trip and Elizabeth is delighted with her first wild brown river trout as Peter studies the result. Next corner up and it’s Peter’s turn on the dry (pink post emerger on show) to get a lively stream brown. Then its Elizabeth’s turn again … … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger couple has a ball

Young at heart and on the Dry

Just had a 5-day return tour with Brian from Western Australia, and a very good one as well. Struck the first mayfly hatches on the lowland streams and at Currawong Lakes. Over the five days fished five different rivers plus two days at Currawong Lakes. From fun on the southern streams to … … success … Continue reading Young at heart and on the Dry

Tasmanian Trifecta – Great 2017-18 season forecast

Last December Red Tag Trout Tours had the privilege and pleasure of hosting Steve Starling, above, and wife Jo for part of their latest Tassie trip (see ‘Currawong Slam Achieved’). Steve’s reflections and recommendations on fly/trout fishing our beautiful island are summarised in the current issue (#30) of FishLife on sale around the country. The … Continue reading Tasmanian Trifecta – Great 2017-18 season forecast