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
Regulars, Peter & Elizabeth from Queensland, returned for, what was hoped, a couple of lovely days at Currawong Lakes. They had left Queensland during the massive Eastern states March downpour and dodged the rain and floods all the way to Tasmania. On the water with some blue patches overhead and early success … A nice … Continue reading More ‘Taggers return – along with the rain!
Phil loves his small streams on the #2wt. This one on the dry. Another small water result – a greedy little chap on the ‘hopper … Both safely back home. Next day’s best river fish yet on the #4wt and an emerger. … a 2.5lb brownie Then the group day … where Phil coverts his … Continue reading Great to welcome back a regular
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
Phil – 1st client for 2021! With the wetter summer, good flows in small streams means well defined ‘bubble line’ promising good fishing. It wasn’t long before Phil hooked up – ‘where are you going’ seems to be the question to the fish. A nice bend in the #3wt here. Although not big, well conditioned … Continue reading Top day on small water – #3wt delights
Lachlan checks his back cast — after 8 year break in fly fishing workshop! Spots a feeding trout in this backwater and starts to stalk. Fish moves away along the backwater, need to follow and keep low profile. Good movement identifies position … on with the Blue Damsel! Yes! Hook up … only took 1.25 … Continue reading Back after long break