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

What a way to begin!

Julie’s first one on the fly, following usual ‘on grass’ casting practise, dam fishing next (missed one) then afternoon at Currawong Lakes … what a bend in the #5wt. … and this is the reason why — a 4.5lb rainbow! You guessed it, on the Butler Brown Woolly Bugger. Followed up soon after with a … Continue reading What a way to begin!

Best introductory workshop in memory!

Don’s aim was to christen his never used #5wt fly outfit with a wild brown trout. Here is the first to hand of Don’s two day introduction to fly fishing workshop. A beautifully conditioned 2.25lb wild brown taken on a grasshopper pattern — aim accomplished? … well …   On day two, a tougher test with faster water and lighter … Continue reading Best introductory workshop in memory!

One in hand vs five to the fly – a good workshop result!

Colin (on right) and son Rhett still water casting introduction stage of day workshop … … then sharing some wild trout stream work after lunch. Rhett has five to the fly, with three on, including this tight casting effort, however …   Colin’s gets one to hand! First day, first wild brown on the dry and a … Continue reading One in hand vs five to the fly – a good workshop result!

An all-round win

Just reward for Noel, with this 3.5lb wild brown to hand! Noel was presented with a Red Tag fly fishing introductory workshop for his birthday when purchased at a charity fund raising auction. For the past few years, Red Tag has donated a full day all inclusive fly fishing workshop for two as part of both Heart Foundation and Breast Cancer annual gala … Continue reading An all-round win

International workshop day

Elfreda, left, and Parry (both from Hong Kong) getting to grips with the casting introduction. Then geared up for their first ever fly fishing session. Although both Elfreda, seen here stalking a fish that rose out past the reeds; and … Parry, working off the deeper bank section, to another spotted trout, got the basics down well, … Continue reading International workshop day

Combined workshop – steep learning curve!

From left – Antony, Des and Paul had a good workout getting started in ‘the art of the fly’. Here they are gearing up for first assault on our stocked rainbow water. Antony and Paul working the shallows after a rainbow, but wind and stubborn fish meant change of venue after lunch. Afternoon and evening on Currawong Lakes stalking wild trout … Continue reading Combined workshop – steep learning curve!

First up workshop success

Allan and Barb, booked in an early season workshop with us in mid-August. Allan’s delight at the first 'tagger's trout of the new season Hang on to it Allan! End result — a nice rainbow, safely returned. Barb enjoying the afternoon river session — unfortunately, Barb lost a good rainbow on the dam, and they didn’t … Continue reading First up workshop success