Great to welcome returning regulars


Roy and Gail with ‘Red Tag’ Ray (centre) after a successful session at Currawong Lakes.


Where was that lunch bite …?


On Ray’s arm … Blue Damsels both top trout and welcome swallow menu items.


‘Land-rocked’ shark!!


Gail on to another wild brown river fish. Both had a top day on the river.
Top trip over four days/3 nights at Currawong Lakes, beautiful accommodation, great fishing and wild life a plenty.

Rusty fly fisher successfully rejoins the fray!


Tony hadn’t held a fly rod for over 25 years, so day 1 at the March fly fishing workshop was a must do – plus he picked up the Hurley’s Fly Fishing world fly boxes gift pack.


Day 2 was onto the rivers, his love of same renewed with a first-up nice stream fish with Ray again doing the netting honours.


With some tight spots at times, the pressure was on –


Plenty more success for Tony – a very successful return to the fly!

Festive & gift vouchers available

See our workshop flyer below – January, February, March & April dates all have spots open to get into Fly Fishing.

Introduce your loved one to a skill for life this Christmas – or shout yourself.

Vouchers available for this experience at a wild trout private fishery, with fantastic Lucky Gate prizes to be won!

All inclusive – check out the details and drop us a line.

You’ll never – never know if you don’t have a go.

Mother and son progression


Here Catriona starts her introductory day on the rivers. Along with son Jamie, both attended an earlier Herne fly fishing still water workshop then booked their first day on the rivers.

Then it was Jamie’s turn on the gentle flowing section while Ray changes fly for Catriona

Over to Catriona again to get the feel of the quicker flow.

By the end of the day both had the confidence and skills to work a section of faster water in parallel.
It is very rewarding to progress beginners like Catriona & Jamie from absolute learners to competent variable waters fly fishers.

January workshop success


Overcast, with light winds made for a good introductory day on the water.

Nice well-conditioned small wild brown part of the success.

Tonic polaroids make a great ‘lucky gate’ prize.

Spot-on Hobart gift voucher – another top sponsor from the start of our workshops. Hurleys Fly Fishing World, long-time supporter of Red Tag, also added to individual winners success on the day.

Popular Fly Fishing Workshops are back


Following the great support we got from the Tasmanian fishing community learning and developing their Fly Fishing skills last season, Red Tag (Roger & Ray) are again combining with Ken Orr’s Trout Expeditions and The Highland Fly (Nick May) to offer one a month until April ‘22 – see flyer – for actual date each month and activity details.

Our sponsors are again providing great support for our workshop ‘Lucky Gate’ prizes and ‘Gift Bag’ dips, so there is much more to gain than fly fishing skills.

Early bookings recommended.

Bagged out – first day on the rivers!

Was Nick’s first time on the fly in the rivers, having spent previous trips on the lakes. This was a top steam wild brown 2+lbs excellent condition and first for the season on the Blue Damsel. Ray on hand with the net.

Playing the big one

Targeted wild brown

Next hook up – this time on the mayfly emerger.

Another top wild brown – Nick amazed at the size of the fish in such shallow runs!

Top team effort, Nick on the rod – Ray with the net.

The day was an early Christmas present from Nick’s wife and the plan was to gradually increase the degree of difficulty for Nick during the day to maximise his faster water introduction – with five to hand (all on the dry), a couple dropped and some fast water misses, it turned out a top day.

It is always rewarding when all goes to plan!

Top workshop at Herne waters

This was another great workshop/introduction to fly fishing day.

A bit windy, some rain … but fish to fly and to hand.


Some first timers on the fly getting ‘on grass’ instruction


Peter with his first ever on the fly to hand

Fantastic support from sponsors – TFO Fly Rods — Tonic Eyewear – Spot-On Hobart – Hurleys Fly World Melbourne


Youngest fisher Harry came in equal top rod for the day – one of his successes.


Rod was the other top rod of the day – one of his fish a very good wild brown.