Lex in the Central Highlands

Dry fly emergers on Penstock Lagoon

Philippe and Lex took these very nice wild browns and this gorgeous rainbow and others on dry fly emergers on Penstock Lagoon, during a dun hatch and others into the afternoon as the mayfly spinner came over the water.

Our day started out with good cloud cover and a light breeze. Into the afternoon the cloud virtually disappeared and the fish continued to show.

Photo credit: Gary France
Philippe and his wild trout Lex with a brown trout Lex with a rainbow trout

Victor with his dad

Lake Leake 4 lb brown trout

Victor managed a solid hookup on this Lake Leake 4 lb wild brown trout which showed some solid muscle and took some time to get to the net.

Using at least a 6 pound leader helps to get these wild fish in as soon as possible making release of fish most viable.

Photo credit: Gary FranceVictor with a lovely wild brown trout


Shallow water fun on Woods Lake

Brennan landed this fine wild brown trout that took his emerger mayfly pattern in shallow water on Woods Lake.

Good placement of the dry fly close to weed fronds saw a quick take, and Brennan kept the pressure on to wrestle this fish out from between the reeds.

Photo credit: Gary FranceBrennan holding a wild brown trout