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Fishing on the Wild Side

Fishing on the Wild Side

Mike Fry doesn’t only live on the Wild Side of Tasmania, but also goes fishing in probably the wildest boat ever to troll for trout—certainly in Tasmania. 
When your mate says ‘What are you doing tomorrow, want to come up the Gordon for the night?’ it would be pretty hard to say anything else except “you bet” and start checking out your tackle box and packing your overnight bag. But if your mate was Troy Grining and he wanted to give his new 52ft, high speed cruiser a run across Macquarie Harbour, test the new onboard dory with a chance of landing a nice Gordon River Brown you would have to feel privileged. I didn’t say anything about getting on my hands and knees and kissing his feet…just having a lend of ya’ but I did feel very appreciative.

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2019 ffcAustralia will to host the 39th FIPS- Mouche World Fly Fishing championships in Tasmania in late November 2019.

More information is available on the recently released web site This web site will be updated from time to time as we progress to the event.

An information brochure, has been produced, which outlines the event and calls for volunteers hosts and others. The brochure can be found here.

To run such an international event requires a lot of funding. We have achieve considerable corporate and government support to help us meet our operating budget we still need your support.

Through the generosity of three sponsors Driftwater, Thousand Lakes Lodge and Essential Fly Fisher we are able to offer an online raffle with a limit of 2000 tickets only . The raffle is drawn at the end of March 2018 and all the details are on the web suite just push the GREEN button and follow the prompts .

If you could please by buying a ticket in this fantastic raffle and by telling your friends that would be appreciated.

Thank in anticipation for your assistance


Malcolm Crosse


World Fly Fishing Championship

Tasmania 2019

P.S. For a look at the WFFC event this year in Italy go to

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