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1003, 2021

Fishing Safety

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Fishing Safety Be safe when fishing in Tasmania. Respect the sun when you go trout fishing. The UV is more intense in Tasmania, even on overcast days. Be sure to bring along sunscreen. We also provide sunscreen for our clients. Essential items when trout fishing in Tasmania: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. Protect your eyes Protecting your eyes when trout fishing with polaroid or safety glasses is highly recommended. If you don't have them, we have polaroid sunglasses to loan to our clients. Be prepared for any weather When fishing in Tasmania, it is a good idea to bring along warm clothing. [...]

1003, 2021

Disease Free Tasmania

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Disease Free Tasmania We are all responsible for keeping Tasmania a disease free fishery. To ensure the future of Tasmania's stunning wild trout fishery, it is vital that we are all aware of what we can do to ensure Tasmania remains a disease free fishery. Please help keep Didymo and other diseases out of Tasmania This information is sourced from Tasmanian Inland Fisheries Service. Here is a description of the Didymo algae and how you can avoid its spread. Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) is a freshwater diatom (algae) that can cause massive algal blooms on the beds of streams, rivers, and [...]

1003, 2021

Catch & Release

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Catch & Release Safely release a wild trout back to the water A little TLC please! We enjoy eating fresh caught trout, keeping only what we intend to eat. We promote catch and release, and if we are going to release our wild trout, we need to ensure that we do so in a manner that gives it the best possible chance of survival. Handing and releasing wild trout Here are some guidelines that we follow when handling and releasing wild trout. Keep in mind that a trout has a better chance of survival after release if the trout is [...]

1003, 2021

Polaroid for trout

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Polaroid for trout Some Polaroiding facts: Polaroid sunglasses reduce the effects of glare on the water surface providing a better view of objects within. The best polaroiding time for trout fishing in Tasmania is approximately between10am and 2pm. The best position to be in when polaroiding is to work a line between the direction of sunlight from behind and the direction of the wind from behind. Try to find a happy medium. Polaroid glasses are treated to enhance contrast and this is probably where spending a few more dollars on a pair of quality polaroid sunglasses will pay larger dividends [...]

1003, 2021

How to catch a trout

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

How to catch a trout Trout behaviour, trout food, fly selection Find the food and you will find the trout. Is the wind pushing food along shorelines and out to points, or into corners and against the shore? Are the birds collecting insects in the air or off the water? Is it calm and warm, or windy and cool? In what combinations are these things happening? These observations will usually give you a hint about where the feeding trout are! For instance, in a still water situation, trout generally feed in the direction that the wind is coming from. [...]

1003, 2021

Lakes – casting, stream craft, & fly fishing

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Lakes - casting, stream craft, & fly fishing Fishing from the shoreline of a lake, we need to read the conditions. Lake level, wind direction, weed growth, insect activity, evidence of fish present, tails, rises, etc. Some shore lines have vegetation and sometimes you are actually on the shoreline and kneeling down... shrubs, long grass, rocks, etc. need to be considered. If you venture out into the water the same obstructions may apply as well as the unseen, i.e. potholes, submerged logs. Cover the fish you see according to what you observe. If you don't see anything you would go [...]

1003, 2021

Rivers – casting, stream craft, and fly fishing

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Hints & Tips|

Rivers - casting, stream craft, and fly fishing Fly fishing rivers starts off on opening day at the beginning of August in the lowlands around Cressy. In mild conditions there is always a chance of a fish on the dry, especially in the smaller streams. Other well known waters around Cressy, such as Brumbys Creek, fishing will be collecting snail and depending on water levels, there can be some good tailing and mooching activity. In years when we have floods the Macquarie River has many backwaters and ditches where the trout can be found patrolling, collecting worms and grubs. A [...]

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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