Steve and Jo Starling are a great couple and love Tasmania’s wild trout fishing. Here Jo is out to christen her new lightweight cane rod, Steve came along to help and take photos.
Well he did do some fishing (and catching as well)
Not long before Jo’s onto a fish with Steve on hand to capture the
With gentle presentation of the reliable para emerger …
Jo is soon sees action again.
A beautiful day, on a river somewhere, with delightful people. It was a pleasure to host them.
This is the Bantam trail bike of the late Noel Jetson, co-founder of Tout Guides & Lodges Tas Inc.
With the support of the Salmon Ponds Cafe and TGALT, it has been thoroughly cleaned and revived (thanks to Tandam Car Care Services, New Norfolk) and is back at the IFS Trout Museum at Plenty.
It was one of only two imported to the state (the other by his friend and fishing buddy Clyde Spencer).
Being Noel’s fishing transport, it was a lovely link to the 2019 WFFC, as Noel guided the English team of 1988 to the WFFC championship.
With the Anglers Hall of Fame (Noel is an inductee there), the Museum and the Cafe at Plenty, call in and take a look at some of Tasmania’s trout fishing heritage and those that helped make it such a world quality fishery.
Tim with one of his four to hand on Day 1 — a very nice young rainbow.
Jon with his first one on the fly — another nice rainbow.
Plenty of bent rods and action between them — six to hand Day 1 and as many dropped or break-offs.
Some fish needed a lot of managing to get them to the net …
… with some looking ('about time too') decidedly grumpy on release!