Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.
I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.
These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.Read more ...
9am Scamander Surf Lifesaving Club, Dune St.
1000s of fish died in this famous black bream river last winter. Water testing detected low oxygen levels, probably due to exceptional natural conditions.
The PDF flyer is here
Ladies Fishing Day - A Girls Day Out
Trout Fishing - No Angling licence required
Saturday, 5th December 2015
Hiscutt Park – Penguin
FAMILY DAY OUT
Sunday the 6th the Penguin Angling Club is holding a “Family Day” aso at Hiscutt Park – Penguin.
NO angling Licence required, but all angling rules apply.
All Enquiries. Sheryl Thompson. Ph: 64 256 695 Mobile : 0418 528 606
On behalf of the team that will be competing at the 36th World Fly Fishing Championships in Vail , Colorado in September 2016, we would like to invite you to participate in the future success of the team through one of our Fly Fishing Weekends. These will be held at Peter Hayes’ Lodge in Tasmania, Hayes on Brumbies on three different weekends. December 11th to 13th 2015, February 19th to 21st and March 18th to 20th 2016 . Each weekend commencing with a meet and greet dinner on the Friday night and your departure will be late Sunday afternoon after your fishing activities. (Click here for the offical Flyer)
The Devonport Fly Fishing Club (Inc) will once again be holding their annual Fly Fishing School at Bronte Lagoon in the Tasmanian Central Highlands from the 10th to the 15th of January 2016.
In existence now for over 20 years the School has been acknowledged as an excellent forum for the beginner or total novice to learn Fly Fishing.
Fresh from the USA, Scientific Angler's fly line gurus Jeff Pierce and Andrew Bosway will be talking at Clarendon on the South Esk River this Saturday August 01 at 10am. These guy's are the brain's behind Scientific Angler's and they geek-out on fly lines that result in more fish. Understandably they live and breath their work and passion for flyfishing. Scientific Angler's have long been the leaders in fly line innovation. In more recent years they have created a stir with their revolutionary Textured and Sharkskin coated fly lines. Tapers, coatings, sink rates, grain weights - it can all get confusing. Much of the marketing material for today's fly lines focuses on the technological mumbo jumbo without really delving into how the right fly line can help you're success on the water. Jeff and Andrew will bash down those barriers and tell you in real fishing terms how a particular line will (or won't!) result in more fish in the net. This is a presentation not to be missed and there will be prizes during the day! We hope you can make it.
At Clarendon - through Evandale. (see map below)
(Fly line design guru at Scientific Angler's)
(Scientific Angler's International sales head honcho)
Google Map of Clarendon House
It has been a week now since the end of the world championships in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To say that the entire Australian team is disappointed with the end result would be an understatement. There was not a lot of conversation in the mini van on the way to Zagreb as we were all pondering what went wrong. I have a few thoughts that I will share with you now.
Gutted! What a day we have had. The competition is over and the results are in. Spain has won the gold, USA the silver and Bosnia the Broze. I can't remember the last time the Czechs, French and Italians all missed out on a medal. It tells you something about the draw and the fishing. That is not to take anything away from those who did well, but you can't catch what is not in front of you.
Individually, a Polish competitor has won, someone from Montenegro was second and USA third. Again, none of the favoured countries in the top three. Amazing.
Enough about them and more about us!
Written prior to official results being released
Today was the middle day of competition and only one session was held. Tomorrow we have two sessions to finish the competition.
Luke fished the lake and as always, there were very few fish caught. Those that were landed were on differing techniques and lines. Unfortunately, Luke did not manage a fish. He is someone who I regard as possibly our best lake angler. That means we have blanked all thee of the lake sessions so far. Mick is fishing it first thing in the morning and then I have the privilege of trying to catch one out of it in the last session. Luke's boat partner did not even see a fish either.
Mick drew the lowest beat in the Verbas River. That means it is by far the worst beat in the river and he did not see a fish at stage throughout his session. I don't think a fish has come off this beat during the entire comp to date. Although he goes to the lake in the morning, he will then get to finish on the highest producing river of the comp, the Sanica.
It is great that you are publishing Christopher Bassano's reports from the World Fly-fishing Competition in Bosnia.
If you read the interim results you will see that he is leading the competition after the first and second sessions. Although he does admit he had good beats, he still has to catch the fish! See the link below:
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Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.
The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.Read more ...