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Late season rainbow trout

With winter fast approaching the browns of most waters are gearing up for spawning. Though surface activity is possible at ideal times, the browns are more likely to be found grubbing around the weed beds, feeding on crustaceans high in carotene and vitamin B, important for egg and milt quality.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing -

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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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