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

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