Jonah Bay

Jonah Bay, at the northern end of Arthur’s Lake. Windy conditions but we managed to get into some protected areas.

Sheldon and Tom enjoy a Tassie trout fishing adventure in late December 2019.

Jonah Bay has a boat ramp and camping with basic facilities.  Jonah Bay gives access to a number of sheltered areas, i.e. Cowpaddock, Lily Ponds, Duck Bay, Telegraph Bay.

Photo credit: Nick May
Sheldon with wild brown trout

Tom with wild brown trout

 

Ed fly fishing on Penstock Lagoon

This one’s dinner

Drifting in close to shore on Fosters Bay, near Cripps Point on Penstock Lagoon, scattered spinner over the water and just the odd dun popping off in brief cloudy breaks. This feisty fish rose like a dolphin over the spinner dry fly and Edward was rewarded with this lovely wild brown trout. This one went home with Ed and his dad Jim for dinner.

Autopsy revealed the belly of this fish was filled with Mayfly nymphs, stick caddis, very tiny isopods, and a few beetles, all contributing to a bright, vibrant orange flesh.

Photo credit: Gary France
Edward caught this lovely wild brown trout

Dean on Arthurs Lake

Arthurs Lake over the lily ponds

During a day on Arthurs Lake we were fishing over the lily ponds. In shallow water about a foot deep all of a sudden there were many fish taking emerging duns.

Dean was a keen fly fishing student, and soaked up as much knowledge as he could. The result is Dean’s first trout on a dry fly. He nailed this 53 cm beautifully marked Arthurs wild brown trout with a Pink Lady mayfly emerger.

Photo credit: Gary France
Dean with a beautiful wild brown trout