This was the scene at one of my favourite fisheries in early August! Plenty of white stuff … the heaviest fall of snow in decades. Great for the spring margin fishing and the rainbow spawning coming up in the feeder creeks.
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!
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
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
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
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
Annie & Jerome were on a self reliant, getting to know Tasmania tour and a fly fishing workshop was definitely on the agenda. This was Jerome’s first trout on the fly, gently returned ‘with confidence’ Then it was Annie’s turn – this one was dinner. The only way you can eat brown trout in Tasmania … Continue reading Successful workshop for ‘hunter-gathers’
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 … Continue reading A day on the water with the Starlings