Scratching a seven year itch

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

Top day on small water – #3wt delights

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

Back after long break

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

Borders open and long time friends return

Mik from NSW was keen to get back to Tassie after 18 years away! As you can see tough day weather wise, but still a good number of hook ups. Some good sized fish — with clever intent — hard run straight into the weed bed! Despite some excellent stalking techniques, none to hand, with … Continue reading Borders open and long time friends return

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!

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

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

Regular ‘Tagger has productive ‘combination’ tour

John was keen to combine rivers and lakes in this latest trip, here with one of his wild browns at Currawong. This one required some quick thinking and fast feet to outwit the brown … … finally, a successful end and neat netting job. Deciding on two days lakes, and one on rivers, this resulted … Continue reading Regular ‘Tagger has productive ‘combination’ tour