Recent Tasmanian (via Sydney and originally west coast USA) Tim, gets the first wild brown trout on an unweighted damsel nymph. Big grin and well deserved. Fish was sighted breaching in the shallows alongside the reeds and Tom got a good cast to open his own fly fishing account. Beautifully spotted young wild brown from … Continue reading Early workshop brings first wild brown for the season
Our Tasmanian (brown) trout season has opened with the expectations of a good season ahead. Here are some of the past season’s action to whet your appetite: Your guide and a top river brown late last season. A beautiful brown on the release. Women are making up more numbers in the art of the fly! … Continue reading 2018/19 Season opens
From left, Rod (grandfather), Jackimo (Grandson) and Paul (Uncle) all had their first day’s fly fishing at Currawong Lakes. Both Rod and Paul got their first ever trout to hand on the fly, unfortunately Jack missed out … but two out of three ain’t bad! Paul with his very nice 3lb rainbow. Rod … just … Continue reading Family trio’s introductory success
Bryan & Roxanne, from Queensland, had kicked off their trout fly fishing introduction at Currawong Lakes. Regular ‘Taggers will recognize the significance of the Cherry Ripes. It has been a tradition since we started (over 22 years ago) that you only get a Cherry Ripe after catching your first trout! Hence the satisfied Day One … Continue reading Mainland couple have great Tassie trout intro!
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!
Mick hooks up to a nice wild brown trout — on the dry! … then releases same, beautiful colours on our wild browns. After getting blown off the river, headed to Currawong Lakes for the afternoon, and more success for Mick A very nice rainbow this time, again on the dry.
Peter tastes success first up. A great way to get introduced to fly fishing … a wild brown trout 3.5lbs+ on a Butler Brown Woolley Bugger. Being first to hand was a keeper, providing breakfast for five next morning. Just to prove skill over luck … next one was released by Peter. From ‘on the … Continue reading Successful first outing
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