2017-2018 season opens

Tassie Trout Season Opens on Saturday August 5, and all signs point to a record haul — in condition and quantity. Here’s one of last season’s late releases, and they should be bigger this coming season! Another late stream take. Flooded river back waters often encourage foraging big browns … … like this one! … and on … Continue reading 2017-2018 season opens

Trailer for a winning season

Get up to date with the latest on the great trout season just ended and get inside information on the great season ahead. Red Tag is expecting the best trout season coming up in years, so if you can make it, don’t miss out. Movie nights are held at Hurleys Fly Fishing, 489 South Rd, … Continue reading Trailer for a winning season

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

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