Alastair, from Queensland, was last here in 2014. This time a combination of still waters (Currawong Lakes) and small streams soon got him back into the swing. While day 1 provided some excellent hook-ups, these strong and weighty fish proved hard to bring to hand — break-offs and dropped fish prevailed. Whereas, first pool on … Continue reading Scratching a seven year itch
Charles had not been on the water for some years, but was keen to get back on the water when in Tassie recently. This nice Currawong wild brown on the Blue Damsel was just the ticket to christen a sage #5wt his dad had given him some time back. Then it was soon another sighted, … Continue reading Skills rekindled in style!
‘Cheeky’ addition to Red Tag and family shot – Ray joins Red Tag as assistant. Family group, (from left) Ben, Tahlia, Tom & Ken) self in background. Tahlia strikes first with a nice wild brown that the was destined for the BBQ lunch. … followed up by a neat netting job from Ben. Tahlia does … Continue reading Good family workshop – mum provides
UPDATE: This is owner of Currawong Lakes – Richard – with that ‘creek bound’ trout John was casting to. Amazing the size in such small water – now safely back in Lake Macquarie! This was an amazing moment … in the pool in front of John, there was a 4lb+ trout that had gone up … Continue reading Big catches for early season
NOW OPEN – New Workshop date (mixed) – Saturday JANUARY 16th 2021! Get in early for a spot in this Fly Fishing workshop! Same top water, great ‘Lucky Gate’ prizes and more. Same price, same contact details. Herne Lake, a great new water is the location for our special, limited group, introductory fly fishing workshops. … Continue reading New workshop open for January
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.
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
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