R&R for local wine man

How it came together: wife Jackie, who I met at a Tourism Tas e-marketing workshop, was looking for a surprise present for husband Darren (seen above netting trout) who owns the Puddleduck vineyard on the Cambridge to Richmond wine route east of Hobart. Darren was a lapsed flyfisher and Jackie thought his upcoming birthday should … Continue reading R&R for local wine man

USA visitor learns the art of flyfishing

Christina had a flying visit to Tasmania and just had to have a go at flyfishing while here. This was a single full day fly fishing tuition booking, on the grass to start with teacher going through the backcast/rod loading phase. Then on to the water and trout action soon followed — here Christina is … Continue reading USA visitor learns the art of flyfishing

UK flyfisher back after a break

Simon was last out in 2005, but obviuosly lost know of his enthusiasm or guile with his wild brown techniques. Firstly laying out a nice presentation on one of Tasmania’s springfed rivers, above, and then getting a wild brown trout to shore on this quiet lowlands broadwater.

What a start to fly fishing for JJ!

JJ and his Mum, Amanda, had a two-day overnight workshop with Red Tag early in January with JJ never having caught a fish before in his life. That did not stop JJ, no way, and at 12 years ( a good age to learn) he was as keen as mustard to give it a go. Decided Currawong … Continue reading What a start to fly fishing for JJ!

Lively kickstart to season

Maurice, from South Africa, had some good times at the start of September. Although we did have had tough windy weather, there were a couple of days out of the box at Currawong Lakes. First up on day 1 Maurice, above, gets a 3lb + wild brown trout to hand on an un-weighted black nymph. … Continue reading Lively kickstart to season

Coporate success

Next morning James in fine form — 1st cast 4+lbs wild brown! Currawong Lakes put on a great two days combined fly fishing introduction and target shooting coporate fun package for the Cascade group. Red Tag assisted with the fly fishing workshop sessions and despite a bit of cold blustery weather, all had a good … Continue reading Coporate success

Tassie midwinter workshop?

You bet! Father and son David and Justin from Queensland wanted to try fly fishing while down in Tasmania for a midwinter break, and look what happened. Tried out a private fishery called Red Banks for the first time, less than an hour’s run from Hobart, and very pleased with the results. To start with … Continue reading Tassie midwinter workshop?

Tony top rod on skills day

Tony, Grant & Peter wanted a skills refresher day with Red Tag where we had the morning session at our private workshop water. This is in top condition with good water levels giving excellent stalking shores and some great fish around the shallow reed beds. Grant lost a good fish early on an emerger, but … Continue reading Tony top rod on skills day