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With a couple of milestone firsts as icing on the cake.

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Kevin (from USA) gets the very first stream catch for the season on the Blue Damsel!

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This nice 1.5lb wild brown trout sighted leaping after damsels in the reed bed was the result.

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Then ‘Becky’ is delighted with the even better one on the dry — especially as it was her first ever day fly fishing!

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The day was then topped off with a fantastic sunset.

Day One was Currawong Lakes and Day Two the streams.

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Norm is very happy to have got this nice fit wild brown to hand at Currawong Lake …

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… after this sort of hectic round the reeds AND stump effort by the fish.

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Roy was not left out on the Currawong Lake with this nice rainbow — one of a number to hand.

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However, Day Two was Roy’s with some fine stream action and the story of the one that ‘straightened the hook’.

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Mike & Olga from Western Australia were the latest newcomers to the art of the fly!

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Mike hooks up on a good one …

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and is rewarded with a lovely wild brown on the dry as his first ever ‘on the fly’

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Olga was very ‘kind’ on the trout having a number of takes, but no hook-ups.

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Andrew, left, and son David team up to ensure Dad’s nice wild brown is brought to hand. Both are delighted by the ‘Tag team effort!

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Shadows make best lies for trout on sunny days. Andrew hooks up a good one in the top of the upstream shadow on the right.

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After a tough day one and some missed chances, Hugh was delighted to net his first Tasmanian wild brown trout.

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Looks like successfully to me! This nice brown was picked up by upstream unweighted nymphing — in my view one of the hardest ways to detect a take, but Bram managed admirably.

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Then it was a polaroided fish taken on the para emerger, only trouble was it was it was well over a kilogram and knew its territory very well indeed. Under the trees and … snap!

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Oh, well — sometimes you have to be happy with a smaller sibling to hand!

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John was delighted to be on the Tassie wild brown streams again with light gear and tight conditions.

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Big grins and beautifully marked wild brown trout from the forest waters.

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The lowland river is a great contrast, slow waters and open fields, but what quality browns.

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A beatiful fish on light gear.

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Phil is now a Tassie convert, coming down long enough each trip to combine good time on the streams with a day at Currawong Lakes.

This was start of day 1, after a couple of early takes, a nice little wild brown on the light gear.

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Popped this one in to remind Phil, and let you know we do have some windless fly time in Tassie!

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This was the icing on the cake at Currawong Lakes on a tough weather day. It still intrigues me after all the years of trout fishing and guiding where you will find a trout.

Phil spotted this one in what you could only describe as a ‘puddle’ of calm water behind the reeds. One cast to the right spot … and bingo!.