This year, in memory of the late Graham Blight, longest fly fishing mate of mine (50+ years) and past member of the Trout Guides & Lodges association, together we have contributed $500 each to the new ‘Tie of the Day’ competition in memory of Graham at this year’s Great Lake Tie-in – October 16 at … Continue reading Red Tag & TGALT supporting Tie-in ‘21
As we move into the new Tasmanian trout fishing season, we are well aware of the concern the current lockdowns and border restrictions are having on travel confidence around the country. At Red Tag Trout Tours we confirm that if your bookings is effected by Covid travel constraints, then we will either: • Roll over … Continue reading No Fishing — No Fee
Following the great support we got from the Tasmanian fishing community learning and developing their Fly Fishing skills last season, Red Tag (Roger & Ray) are again combining with Ken Orr’s Trout Expeditions and The Highland Fly (Nick May) to offer one a month from October ‘21 till April ‘22 – see flyer – for … Continue reading Fly Fishing Workshops are back
Result of mid-June rains on the Eastern half of Tassie at Currawong Lakes. Wild brown on their way up the spawning creek. This is the second consecutive year these well-timed rains have given the lakes perfect spawning conditions. It also puts the eastern rivers into flood conditions – Macquarie & South Esk catchments that helps … Continue reading Another top spawning run
As part of the Red Tag succession plan, this is Ray Curran casting his lot in with us. The plan is over the next season or two, Ray will be an integral part of our operations and as his knowledge of Red Tag’s waters, services and clients grow I can gradually retire from the more … Continue reading New face in Red Tag
Keith was our last angler on the wild brown trout rivers for the 20/21 season. Nice combination of native tea-tree and changing hawthorns lining the banks. A beautiful autumn day, cool light winds meant little rising. But a couple took a ‘hopper pattern only to take Keith under the overhangs and escape. This plump little … Continue reading Last day for 2020/2021 season
Bright #14 bead head nymph did the trick here. But by early afternoon, with the sun out and ‘hoppers about – Gary onto a stream brown. Nice to get one on the dry.
A couple of days later, just as the rain was clearing – John & Chris returned. The sign’s base and where Chris is standing was dry ground two days prior The creek was barely a trickle between small pools, but this one was sighted fossicking around. A fat, well fed 3lbs+ wild brown for John. … Continue reading Still flooded two days on