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1605, 2022

Four Springs, late season

May 16th, 2022|Categories: Fly fishing, Short Stories & Fishing Tales|

Catching up on posts from the season... Ed came back to Tassie for a few days for some more fly fishing adventures with us. This was late season, on Four Springs, a lowland lake. On this day mayfly were popping off in pockets here and there and a few fish were cashing in on the opportunity. Well presented emerger mayfly patterns resulted in a number of good hookups, and keeping a cool head throughout the action, Ed had no trouble bringing the fish to the net safely.        

705, 2022

All smiles on the Nineteen Lagoons

May 7th, 2022|Categories: Fly fishing, Short Stories & Fishing Tales|

Catching up on posts from the season.... It was in January and Christopher and Harry enjoyed three days of very clear skies and light winds. Low flows in some cases on the central plateau required a stealthy approach and high levels of patience to get the opportunities for these wild brown trout to eat the fly. Harry is pretty happy with this beautiful wild brown trout from a lake in the Nineteen Lagoons, on Tasmania's Central Plateau   Harry with a lovely wild brown from the Nineteen Lagoons region   Wading one of the many [...]

3004, 2022

Lurking in a little creek

April 30th, 2022|Categories: Fly fishing, Short Stories & Fishing Tales|

It was late April, and armed with a 3 weight rod and a grasshopper I set off for an afternoon fish on a stream no wider than a kitchen table. This small creek winds its way through the northern midlands. Once upon a time it was known as Penny Royal Creek. Occasionally we do come across some surprisingly good specimens. This fish was caught again and released by another angler a week later.

1704, 2022

Smelt Feeder

April 17th, 2022|Categories: Fly fishing, Short Stories & Fishing Tales|

On this particular day earlier in April, it was hard to find enough mayfly on the surface or find any fish even looking for them. The tactic here was to find bust ups of small smelt spraying on the surface and the signs of charging trout. We hang in on the zone until they show again, then cast. Mark is pretty happy with this wild brown trout.

2312, 2012

Hunting wild browns on Great Lake

December 23rd, 2012|Categories: Fly fishing, Short Stories & Fishing Tales|

Carey was on the hunt for wild browns in bright conditions on Great Lake. Big bushy flies are drawing the Great Lake fish up in the absence of any significant beetle hatches. Most essential is allowing them to take the offering and begin descending. Carey locked up on this wild brown in a wind protected bay, not far from shore.

2212, 2012

Polaroiding in the Nineteen Lagoons

December 22nd, 2012|Categories: Fly fishing, Hints & Tips, Short Stories & Fishing Tales|

Fly fishers love blue sky days Blue sky days are one of the most appreciated events in the Tasmanian fly fishers experience. Hard to predict, but when you do get one, the combination of high summer sunlight coupled with favourable wind direction, open up the waters of the highlands lakes in the shallow, weedy, sandy and rocky lagoons. At times you can spot fish further away than you can cast. And on these days the numbers of fish seen are usually greater. Ideally, the sunlight is coming from behind, or over your shoulder, and you are looking into the back [...]

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