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

 

Guenter Kast, visiting journalist from Germany, experiencing Tasmania's wild trout fishing.

Guenter Kast, journalist

Guenter Kast, visiting journalist from Germany, experienced a variety of activities whilst in Tasmania, including mountain biking and hiking, as well as fly fishing for Tasmania’s wild trout. Having travelled the world fly fishing, Guenter enjoyed Tasmania’s challenging fishery.

We spent time with Guenter at the beginning of April. During his time with us Guenter enjoyed sight fishing in very still conditions, carefully creeping up on corixia (water boatmen) feeders.

We enjoyed great polaroiding and good numbers of fish. This photo series is from a session on Four Springs lake.

Acrobatic wild trout on the line.

Acrobatic wild trout on the line.

 

Guenter Kast and Gary France with a wild trout on Four Springs

Guenter Kast and Gary France with a wild trout on Four Springs.
Image Credit: SA Angler Magazine

Guenter with a wild trout

Guenter with another wild trout. Four Springs, Tasmania

Guenter and Gary on Four Springs, Tasmania

Guenter Kast & Gary France on Four Springs, Tasmania.
Image credit: SA Angler Magazine

 

Rainy days

It was a rainy day. In fact a day of potentially heavy rains, and Richard asked whether we would find conditions comfortable enough to fish in. We had no problem with that question because we can usually find protected areas to fish and use rain to our advantage.

Which we did, and then it warmed up anyway. Richard was very happy to secure both brown and rainbow trout on the dry fly during the middle of the day.

The rain was a huge relief to those battling the devastating fires in Tasmania these past weeks.  As I write this, the Tasmanian Fire Service Alerts website shows there are no ’emergency’ alerts, or even ‘watch and act’ alerts. They are all ‘advice’ or ‘no alert level’. Great news. Our heartfelt thanks to all those fighting the fires.

Richard's brown trout

This brown trout was mopping up beetles in a wind protected area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard's Rainbow trout

This rainbow trout was collecting small mayfly in a windlane.