Regular ‘Tagger gets the Currawong Lakes Slam

One of John’s best ever days on Currawong Lakes, with the wild browns returning. This was part of the Slam — at least one fish from each of their three lakes on the same day.

There was action aplenty on all three — this resulted in another top brown to hand.

This excellent rainbow was from the top lake (Currawong).

Next to come — the Grand Slam with at least a rainbow and a brown from each lake in the same day.

All on the dries with Blue Damsels, mayfly emerger and adult red spinner patterns successful.

John also loves the rivers and streams of Tassie, so we combine a day or so there with the private lakes fishing.

First wild stream fish on the ‘hopper pattern gives John some fun on his favourite stalker Aire #2wt.

Successful workshop for ‘hunter-gathers’

Annie & Jerome were on a self reliant, getting to know Tasmania tour and a fly fishing workshop was definitely on the agenda.

This was Jerome’s first trout on the fly, gently returned ‘with confidence’

Then it was Annie’s turn – this one was dinner. The only way you can eat brown trout in Tasmania is catch your own!

A final session stalking trout together, then off to their next adventure.

A day on the water with the Starlings

Steve and Jo Starling are a great couple and love Tasmania’s wild trout fishing. Here Jo is out to christen her new lightweight cane rod, Steve came along to help and take photos.

Well he did do some fishing (and catching as well)

Not long before Jo’s onto a fish with Steve on hand to capture the

With gentle presentation of the reliable para emerger …

Jo is soon sees action again.

A beautiful day, on a river somewhere, with delightful people. It was a pleasure to host them.

New decade off to a positive start

George, a repeat client, gets 2020 off to a top start with some beautiful wild browns at Currawong Lakes on Day 1.

A fine example of these browns

Day 2 was on the streams to try out George’s new #3wt Innovator from Hurley’s Fly Fishing World

One of the stream wild browns to hand heading home.

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 in John’s best trout on the fly yet! A wild brown trout on the + side of 4lb.

The day on the river was also rewarding with John loving his #2wt Stalker Aire rod and getting fish to hand.

With beautiful river settings to end another top trip.

Victorian novice has a great first up trip

Michael, enjoyed a top first up fly fishing trip with this one — a tad under 4lbs rainbow — his best for the tour. A workshop that had it all …

… including this fighting salmon from lake Currawong

… and this 3lb wild brown from lake Long Marsh.
With fish to hand every day, break-offs, dropped fish, missed takes, polaroided trout and the odd refusal, Michael’s workshop had the lot.