We headed to the Meander River, in northern Tasmania, not far from Deloraine. Quite a bright day, light winds, around 17 degrees – a typical spring day.
Visiting from Victoria, Mal brought with him some fly gear that had been handed down through his family, and he had always wanted to learn how to use it.
We spent a couple of hours thoroughly covering casting, along with practice and other key things about understanding fly fishing.
We worked a section of the Meander River with a dry fly used as an indicator and a weighted nymph suspended a couple of feet under.
Mal adapted to the upstream technique to catch his first ever wild Tasmanian brown trout on a weighted, barbless nymph.