Wally with a wild brown trout from Lake Leake Tasmania

Two casts after 15 years for this wild brownie

Wally is no stranger to fly fishing in Tasmania, having done plenty, although he put the rod down when he moved away for about 15 years.

Now back in Tassie, we headed off to Lake Leake, often a great choice late in the season. Using a red tag dry fly, Wally caught this wild brown trout on his second cast.

We also rose a number of other quality browns and rainbows to large grasshopper and beetle patterns.

Wally with a wild brown trout from Lake Leake Tasmania

Jordan & Deidre with a great wild trout from Four Springs lake

Beginner persistence pays off

While dad Pat had some fly fishing experience, the rest of the family, mum Deirdre and kids Max and Jordan were beginners.

When we met the family, it was very close to the end of the season, with the weather starting to turn as a cold front approached. Conditions were tough, however they spent two days with Gary and Scott, who were both impressed with the kids persistence with fly fishing.

Here is Jordan and his mum Deirdre with Jordan’s first Tasmanian brown trout on a wet fly at Four Springs.Jordan & Deidre with a great wild trout from Four Springs lake

 

Trout the teacher

Beginners to fly fishing, Ralph and his sons, Charles and Henry  enjoyed a family day on the water with Gary on Lake Leake.

We were experiencing good late season weather and enough fish showing interest in food on the surface for us to go with the dry fly. This rainbow took a yellow foam beetle, displaying aerobatics in amongst the stumps and fallen trees that taught Ralph excellent lessons in hook-ups and line control.Ralph with wild rainbow trout