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Suggestions for Early Season Waters

by Sarah Graham

Many anglers are preparing for the opening of the new angling season on Saturday 7 August and it's shaping up to be another good one with the fishery in excellent health as a result of last year’s drought breaking rains. There are many great fishing locations around the State from which to choose for the opening weekend and early season fishing but here are a few suggestions.
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gawesworthSimon Gawesworth

The Australian Fly Fishing Museum is presenting International casting champion Simon Gawesworth to Tasmania.
Details and a flyer are here.
If you can't come, but have an item you would like to donate to the auction that would be great. All profits help run the Australian Fly Fishing Museum.
P.S. FREE Entry to Museum on Saturday.
World leading fly caster and fly line guru, Simon Gawesworth, is coming to Tasmania.
Simon is one of the world’s leading experts on fly lines and casting. As the leader of RIO’s line development team and chief marketer there are few people in the worlds with Simon knowledge of fly lines.

Simon will be at Clarendon, the home of the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, Friday 13 March discussing casting, fly lines and fishing around the world. This will be an open discussion where you can ask questions, or just enjoy the night with Simon Gawesworth, Peter Morse, Peter Hayes, Rex Hunt and more.

Lucky door prizes and short auction of some unique items - Includes Sage rods, limited edition prints.
Savouries will be served and drinks will be available from the bar.

Friday, March 13 — A pleasant fly fishing evening
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm at Clarendon.
Cost: $15 - payable at the door.
Booking and RSVP name to: 0417 543 815 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, March 14 — Free casting demonstration on the South Esk
Time: 10am to 3pm at Clarendon.
Cost: FREE, but please RSVP if you are attending to 0417 543 815 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Refreshments and snacks available from the Clarendon cafe, or you are welcome to bring your own food and have a picnic on the river bank.

About Simon
Simon’s father taught him to fish at the age of 8 and he’s been teaching fly casting professionally since the age of 16. With over 35 years of teaching experience, Simon is a highly sought-after instructor. He has written 3 books on Spey casting, details of which can be found on his site speyborn.com.
He has both cast and fished for England in British, European and World Championships and was elected Captain of the England team for the 2003 World Fly Fishing Championship.
Simon is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on spey casting and has taught and demonstrated spey casting around the world.

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