Tims wild brown Trout

Wild brown trout

Tim's wild brown TroutTim was very happy with this brown trout from one of our low altitude lakes in October. The first of the mayfly hatches and some very good brown trout on the chomp. Now, into December, the hatches are occurring at the higher altitudes.

River action has been very good, and in the last few days, was getting tough on some rivers due to temperature. Thank goodness for a few days of cooling rains.

South Esk River, Tasmania

Chunky brown on the South Esk River

The South Esk River fish showed no real interest in grasshoppers on this day in early April. But we did manage to find a few that were willing to sip down small mayfly emergers and mayfly spinner in the calmer areas.

Short chunky South Esk River brown trout

Short chunky South Esk River brown trout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark is a regular visitor with us over the years, starting out as a beginner fly fisher. He’s been building his skills around Tasmanian wild trout, along with some other trips, and I was rapt when he sent me this photo a week or so later of a king fish he had proudly landed just outside the Sydney Harbour Heads.

Mark's Sydney Harbour Kingfish

Mark’s Sydney Harbour King fish