From ‘deep freeze’ to fresh trout!

Having just spent 10 months in Antarctica, Cormac was pleased to see fresh trout and green fields. Some good stillwater dry fly action followed by … … lively stream action on the wild browns, his two day/overnight tour was very rewarding.

When a workshop comes together …

Mel came down to improve his fly fishing skills, having “done a little” in the past. Well on day 1 at Currawong Lakes it all came together — from this lovely brown to … …top conditioned rainbows. It was action all day. Started on the mayfly emerger, then the Blue damsel, and finally the adult … Continue reading When a workshop comes together …

Workmates have top workshop

Greg, James, Josh, Caleb & Brie had a full day’s introductory workshop at Currawong Lakes late October. All got onto trout, break-offs, and dropped fish, with Brie and Josh getting fish to hand. Brie bringing her 2nd one to the net …   An excellent 2.5lbs rainbow. One of Josh’s successes, another good rainbow. Although nothing on … Continue reading Workmates have top workshop

Early workshop brings first wild brown for the season

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

Top workshop for first timer!

Although our teaching dam level is currently down a bit, the trout were ready for their first learner of the season. David from Queensland had just done his gear and grass casting introduction when we headed up to the dam. In the first 10 minutes David hooks a lively rainbow on an unweighted WB. Nice … Continue reading Top workshop for first timer!

More May Moments of Merriment

Geordie, son, and father Alastair, on far bank, were an interesting and delightful workshop challenge. Geordie had seldom fished, let alone fly fished and Alastair last used a heavy (# 7wt he thought) cane rod back about 25 years ago! By lunchtime, not only had they caught their first fish each, but wanted to prove … Continue reading More May Moments of Merriment

Start of May Merriment

Alex and Janet start their fly fishing workshop at Currawong Lakes Not long after the casting intro Janet has her first ever trout on the fly. … a nice rainbow on a damsel nymph. Then it’s Alex’s turn, another good rainbow to hand. Alex had day 2 to himself, not so nice weather, but five … Continue reading Start of May Merriment

Trials and tribulations of a teaching day

Getting the cast going. Phil furthest from camera, along with sons Paddy & Adrian (closest) starting off. Then onto the teaching water for the first fishing session — Adrian loses (break-off) a good rainbow. See — that’s what a wild river brown looks like! A nice way to start, a 14″ brown on the dry … Continue reading Trials and tribulations of a teaching day