Strong brown trout

Amanda with wild brown troutBlue sky on one of the first hot days of the season and plenty of beetles. We eventually found a few browns doing the shark thing, and Amanda was surprised at the strength of our Tasmanian wild trout.

When you have a strong trout on the end of your line, remember these key points:

  • Keep your rod tip up, this keeps the fish’s head up and out of the weed, and the rod tip is a shock absorber.
  • Use side-strain to steer the fish – you can turn the fish by doing this to help prevent it diving into weeds, under rocks, logs, under the boat, and other obstacles.
  • To have confidence in your knots, pre-test them before you cast your line!


Tasmania delivers unique fishing experiences every day.

Whether it’s mayflies hatching on overcast days or polaroiding on blue sky days, Tasmania’s fishing conditions deliver up a huge variety, and every day will be different.

Peter with wild brown trout from PenstockPeter polaroided this brown on Penstock Lagoon. It was happy to come straight up without hesitation to take an F fly (a mayfly CDC emerger without a hackle).

Peter with wild brown trout from ArthursA few spinner along the shorelines of Arthurs Lake and glassy conditions means a very sparse fly is important. Just cover the rise and let them find it, no need for much twitching of the fly at all.







Caenid sippers

Larry with brown troutLarry has a lot of experience but had never found wild brown trout sipping caenids (small insects) from the surface in still water, and was quite excited with this form of visual fishing. A lovely wild brown trout!

Larry with a great rainbow troutLate in the day after a number of fish to hand and released, this rainbow just about took us out to the backing with its deep and strong physique.

Larry with wild brown troutOne of a number of strong fish at one of our favourite lowland waters.