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Early season - Bob McKinley

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Bob is a professional fishing guide and guides for trout and estuary species. Check him out at

There are several things we look for in our early season trout waters. It is still winter and cold, so some of the things to consider are: Altitude as this dictates the water temperature and therefore feeding activity. Food for the fish. Availability of trout food is generally dictated by the quantity and quality of weed beds.

Quantity of fish.

Three waters which I believe fit all three requirements are:

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We would like to make you aware that we have recently posted a report by Stewart Dick on our website that reports on the recent Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships held in Canada. Congratulations to team 'Australia Gold' who won the team bronze medal at this event. We would also like to congratulate team 'Australia Green' as we know both Australian teams worked together closely as a group, and the success belongs to all Australian angers who attended the event, not just the gold team members. 
Our guides achieved commendable individual results with Craig Coltman finishes in 8th place and Stewart Dick finishing in 15th place. Craig Coltman also won the fly casting event! We would also like to make a special mention on our client Glenn Eggleton who placed 22nd at the event. Well done to all of you. 
Please click the below link to read Stewart's detailed report about this event:
Kind regards
Christopher Bassano
Owner / Manager / Guide
Rainbow Lodge Tasmania
Presenter of Tasmanian Fly Fishing Techniques DVDs
2012 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships
Australian Team & Individual Gold Medallist
2014 Australian Fly Fishing Championships
Tasmanian Team & Individual Gold Medallist
FFF Certified Casting Instructor
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Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249
Phone 0428376484 or 0362598090
or Phone Krystal Bassano on 0400567646 or 0363993378
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