Dean on Arthurs Lake

Arthurs Lake over the lily ponds

During a day on Arthurs Lake we were fishing over the lily ponds. In shallow water about a foot deep all of a sudden there were many fish taking emerging duns.

Dean was a keen fly fishing student, and soaked up as much knowledge as he could. The result is Dean’s first trout on a dry fly. He nailed this 53 cm beautifully marked Arthurs wild brown trout with a Pink Lady mayfly emerger.

Photo credit: Gary France
Dean with a beautiful wild brown trout


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