Heavenly rains bring spawn action!

As the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining! Well the wild browns at Currawong Lakes didn’t need telling twice. The decent easterly rains we have had in late June were just what the trout needed. Got the creeks joining the lakes flowing strongly and the fish are taking full advantage. This all goes … Continue reading Heavenly rains bring spawn action!

Help hook up our fishing data

National fishing surveys are being conducted across Australia to gain up to date data on all aspects of recreational fishing in the country. As the last survey of its type was back in 2001, it is more than timely to get up to date information on our favourite activity. This is not a government survey, … Continue reading Help hook up our fishing data

Last client for 2019/20 season

Very satisfied grin from Bob with one of his quality wild browns on the para mayfly emerger. This was a quality rainbow taken on a dropper mayfly nymph. To both Bob (and I) this was the stalking triumph of the trip, we spotted a big brown nymphing around this structure. Three changes of fly and … Continue reading Last client for 2019/20 season

Stream skills workshop

Local angler Lyn wanted to get some more experience on smaller waters and streams, and this day turned out to be a beauty. Having never used an outfit as light as a 3wt before, gave some early challenges, but much pleasure as the day progressed, this cast resulting in a lively wild brown to hand. … Continue reading Stream skills workshop

Phil the Provider

Regular ‘Tagger Phil came back with his mates Darce, BT and Trev to enjoy a break at Currawong Lakes, fly fishing and the clays. This excellent 3-lb+ provided entree for the five of us again. The boys had all the excuses, missed, break-offs, lost, etc, but Phil, came through for the second trip running in … Continue reading Phil the Provider

Father and son on rivers and lakes

Mel and son Chris (right) had a good combination trip with us. Chris had the toughest afternoon introduction to fly fishing, 35km winds and no rises. Mel gets a good wild brown on the Blue Damsel, while Chris records action for family. Then Chris’ turn, again on the damsel, sighted stalked and hooked … but … Continue reading Father and son on rivers and lakes

Red Tag regulars have top trip

Peter & Elizabeth working as a well-polished team again. They love both still and river work, with Elizabeth taking the honours on the rivers. Elizabeth again, this time on Day Une on Currawong Lakes at Long Marsh – another lovely brown Peter also enjoyed success on the lakes. However, it was Elizabeth’s trout, top rod … Continue reading Red Tag regulars have top trip

Californians are back

Stan & Louise from California will have to ‘come back again’ to get a Tassie wild brown to hand. Having only the day, being from a cruise ship in port at Hobart, they had to make the most of every chance. Louise got the closest with a very good brown (on the Blue Damsel) breaking … Continue reading Californians are back