Bryan & Roxanne, from Queensland, had kicked off their trout fly fishing introduction at Currawong Lakes. Regular ‘Taggers will recognize the significance of the Cherry Ripes. It has been a tradition since we started (over 22 years ago) that you only get a Cherry Ripe after catching your first trout! Hence the satisfied Day One … Continue reading Mainland couple have great Tassie trout intro!
This was son Dan’s fish No1 for the day at Currawong Lakes. First out of 15 to hand. … 6 x rainbows and 9 x browns! No wonder Dan has the grin, 3rd cast 1st rainbow. And so it continued … damsel nymph took the 6 x rainbows (between 2.5 – 3.5lbs) pre lunch! Then … Continue reading Record performance by Son … Dad is amazed!
Mick hooks up to a nice wild brown trout — on the dry! … then releases same, beautiful colours on our wild browns. After getting blown off the river, headed to Currawong Lakes for the afternoon, and more success for Mick A very nice rainbow this time, again on the dry.
Peter tastes success first up. A great way to get introduced to fly fishing … a wild brown trout 3.5lbs+ on a Butler Brown Woolley Bugger. Being first to hand was a keeper, providing breakfast for five next morning. Just to prove skill over luck … next one was released by Peter. From ‘on the … Continue reading Successful first outing
Last December Red Tag Trout Tours had the privilege and pleasure of hosting Steve Starling, above, and wife Jo for part of their latest Tassie trip (see ‘Currawong Slam Achieved’). Steve’s reflections and recommendations on fly/trout fishing our beautiful island are summarised in the current issue (#30) of FishLife on sale around the country. The … Continue reading Tasmanian Trifecta – Great 2017-18 season forecast
Don’s aim was to christen his never used #5wt fly outfit with a wild brown trout. Here is the first to hand of Don’s two day introduction to fly fishing workshop. A beautifully conditioned 2.25lb wild brown taken on a grasshopper pattern — aim accomplished? … well … On day two, a tougher test with faster water and lighter … Continue reading Best introductory workshop in memory!
Michael (from Germany) onto his first for the day – taken on an unweighted mayfly nymph pattern. First one on the dry. Michael was delighted to use the #3wt on the stream as he uses similar gear back home and between emergers and black spinner patterns had a double figure day of fish to fly . This wild brown was particularly … Continue reading Top day for Michael
Visiting Japanese angler, Yasuaki, started his tour with a short session on the Derwent River estuary. This turned out to be a lively plump little ‘cocky salmon’ taken on a whitebait imitation. Then a couple of days at Currawong Lakes produced some good fish in tough conditions. This 3lb brown amongst them. Yasuaki said this was … Continue reading Late season success