Season Opener – 2016/17

After much anticipation, the doors of the new trout season are open to those willing to tangle with a wily Tasmanian brown trout. An unprecedented amount of rain has fallen in almost every corner of Australia’s fly-fishing capital, with some regions witnessing the wettest three months since records began. Some thirty-five bridges were either damaged…

A Tasmanian Mayfly

October is the time of year that sends many anglers into a fly fishing frenzy, as the mayfly emerges from its hibernation. Truth be known, I have witnessed mayfly still hatching in the depths of winter on small creeks, so I guess the exact timing could be attributed to complexities around geographical micro-climates, but generally…

Massive Stoner – Giant Stonefly

I’m afraid I have an infection. I’ve come down with a serious dose of INSECTion. At an early age, I had a deep fascination with nature. Particularly the mini-world down an my feet consisting of reptiles, amphibians and hundreds of different insects. My eyes would become a macro lens and I would immerse myself in…

The River Sessions

I’ve been enjoying some marvellous river sessions over the past month or two, with some being successful in terms of fish catching and other sessions proving more joyous in relation to company, insect hatches or new discoveries. Either way, each has its own unique story but instead, I thought this post could be more suited…

Pic of the Day…

A recent caenid mayfly hatch at first light saw a quite a few of them in a spot of bother. If I had to guess, I reckon these little guys were a size #26-#28 and some of the smallest mayfly I have seen. I thought they were midge until a closer inspection!

The Friday Feature Photo

Friday’s are pretty awesome. For many, it spells the end of the working week, where stress levels ease and relaxation looms. It’s engrained in the modern anglers’ DNA to transfer thoughts across to fishing. The stream becomes your cubicle, the overgrown bush-track is your highway. The lake is your oval and the creek is your…