Back in late April we took the weekend off and set out in our campervan for a getaway to southern Tasmania to join Gary’s brother and friends for birthday celebrations at the Rivers Edge Wildnerness Camping ground. Over several nights we camped on the Russell River at Lonnavale and by the Arve River at Geeveston.
On the last day of the season I put an hour in on the Russell River, nymph under a dry, for three browns in and around the pound range. Heavily forested area, and at this time of year the sun was rather low in the sky, so not a great deal of warmth at all, or light getting onto the water. The option of dry fly action was limited.
Geeveston is also the home of the Tahune Airwalk. We really enjoyed this and can recommend it to anyone visiting southern Tasmania. The airwalk is an opportunity to wander through the treetops. From the airwalk we could view the junction of the Huon and Picton Rivers, and we walked the two swinging bridges over both of those rivers.
Note that all of these waters are now closed for fishing until August 2017.