My Christmas Pleasant

As per the last few years, me and a few cobbers ventured into Tasmania’s Western Lakes for a couple of nights camping, hiking and fly fishing. Once again, the mission was planned well in advance and by the time Christmas had rolled around we were champing at the bit to get out there. Destination this…

Struck Too Early…

Tasmania’s Western Lakes region is surely the most enchanting area the sight-fishing angler would hope to encounter. Shallow lagoons and tarns, crystal clear water and silty-bottomed waters brimming with trout that are sometimes keen for a decent feed. My life has been pretty hectic of late, with work and family life taking a hold, which…

Back Out the Back…

You know you’re up early when the birds are fast asleep and Rage is pumping out some really weird stuff. Hooked up with Andy and loaded the bikes into my bus, with the intention of having a ride amongst the Nineteen Lagoons. Although we were pumped to ride, relief swept across our mugs when the…

Daytime Fails & Evening Tails

A late burst of pleasant weather prompted a brief journey to the Western Lakes for some sight fishing. I sent a text to my old mate Chris, asking nicely for him to drag his late-shift arse out of bed so we could begin. Christo quickly responded with an affirmative “let’s hit it”. Two hours later…