The Mayflies are here!

Good news … the dry fly fishing season has arrived. After all the rain, cold and wind we have had down here over the first two months of Spring, The levels on Tasmania’s rivers, streams and lowland lakes are settling, the waters are clearing and the fly life is emerging. The Mayfly … nymphs, duns, … Continue reading The Mayflies are here!

Lakes good, but rivers tough for Red Tag regular

High water turned this usually dry river bed into a second stream. It was high expectations for Simon to search, but not this time. A few takes along the edges of the bubble lines – but not a lot of river action Searching the reed edges and structures resulted in good returns at Currawong. This 3.5lb wild brown falling to a brown woolly … Continue reading Lakes good, but rivers tough for Red Tag regular

Brown Trout Season Opens soon!

It is on again from Saturday August 6! What is known as the Brown Trout new season opening casts off Saturday 6th till Sunday 30th April 2017. That mean all rivers & streams plus the majority of lakes, classified as Brown Trout waters are open again. For us fly fishers it can be a little early, as August is still … Continue reading Brown Trout Season Opens soon!

Hooked on Puddleduck

View of the new Puddleduck tasting room, restaurant and exterior eating area (deck) over the ‘duck’ pond. Local winemaker and vineyard owner Darren Brown now has a excellent, recently expanded, facility at Puddleduck winery on the Cambridge to Richmond ‘Coal Valley’ wine route. Having tasted a few of his wines on recent season’s fly tours with Darren I can safely … Continue reading Hooked on Puddleduck

2015/16 Trout Season is Open

Yes, Tasmania’s brown trout waters are open again! All rivers and streams are go! This was a recent September wild brown trout in a river backwater. nice start that year. Just to prove he could be bigger still, went back to challenge the next fly fisher.   Check out the calendar! November getting very busy, but … Continue reading 2015/16 Trout Season is Open

Tassie Film Nights in Victoria

The Red Tag Trout Tours & Hurleys Fly Fishing World annual Tassie film nights are on again: Bentleigh shop — Monday & Tuesday July 13 & 14 Geelong shop — Wednesday July 15 There will be lots of information and discussion about lakes, rivers & streams, and private 'fly only' fisheries. Included will more about … Continue reading Tassie Film Nights in Victoria

150th Trout Anniversary Dinner

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Trout in Tasmania and the Photographic Competition awards winners announcement, Huon Aquaculture, IFS and TGALT are holding a celebratory dinner at the Central Highlands Lodge this coming Saturday 18th April. Bookings can be made at the Central Highlands Lodge (03) 6259 8179. Australian Angling guru and writer Steve Starling is MC … Continue reading 150th Trout Anniversary Dinner