Darren fly fishing from the boat

Casting with confidence

New to fly fishing, Darren quickly gained confidence with his casting, even managing a hookup on Penstock Lagoon. Darren enjoyed the fly fishing experience and learned a lot from his guide Matt, and is keen to return to Tassie for some more wild trout fly fishing.Darren fly fishing from the boat

Photo: Matt Stone.

A Lake Leake rainbow trout

Lake Leake – early season hotspot & still going strong

A few of our earlier season adventures we’ve shared have been at Lake Leake. And that’s because it was a great location in August and September, and we’re here to let you know it still is!

On this particular day back in September, there was no sign of any dry fly or surface activity, so sinking fly line and wet flies fished over the weed beds produced this chunky rainbow for Alex, who enjoyed a couple of days fishing with family during their Tasmanian travels.

 

Lake Leake brown trout

More early season fun on Lake Leake

By working on casting techniques and wet fly retrieve speeds and action, Nick landed his first trout on a fly. This was early season, and we had a great time on Lake Leake.

This brown trout pulled like a tractor, and the feisty rainbow, once landed, is showing recovery scar from cormorant attack. It hit the fly very hard on a ‘quick strip strip stop and drop’ retrieve.

Nick with a Lake Leake brown trout

Nick with a Lake Leake rainbowtrout,