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 ...
Please follow this link to Christopher Bassano's reports from the 2017 World Fly Fishing Championships Slovakia
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I was met at the airport in Ljubljana by my good friend, Yann Caleri and his girlfriend, Sarah. Yann had been working with the French Youth team at the world championships a few days earlier and they had won the gold medal. He was clearly chuffed and so he should be. Yann was a terrific competition fly fisherman when he competed, having fished in seven world championships with six top ten finishes. I don't think anyone could boast such a consistent record. Unfortunately, he never did win an individual medal of any sort but multiple team medals do sit on his desk at home. As he always says to me, "I am the king of the chocolate medal", meaning he couldn't ever finish in the top three. I wish he had because not only is he a class angler, but he is also a wonderful guy.
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Entry by Gold Coin Donation
Children and adults come along,
Here is a report on "Ladies Day" at Penguin.
Anglers Alliance Tasmania is co-ordinating a free Statewide Junior Anglers Day on Sunday 30th October 2016 , giving anglers 17 years of age and under a good chance to catch trout at a number of venues across the state stocked by the Inland Fisheries Service.
The day will be a great opportunity for children who are interested in fishing but don’t necessarily come from a fishing family, to come along and receive some guidance from experienced anglers.
This event will be held at:
Launceston Aquatic Centre
Wednesday, 26 October
Following on from our highly successful Life Jacket Awareness Days in Hobart and Queenstown, MAST is conducting another demonstration in Launceston. Come along and find out what really happens when you end up in the water wearing the clothes you go boating in.
Get into fishing! The first ever national Gone Fishing Day is happening on Sunday, 16 October! It's a great opportunity to take family, mates or just yourself fishing in the great Tassie outdoors. Either register below for one of the Fishcare supported events around the state or as an individual at the Gone Fishing Day website - you could win a prize!
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Grammar Girls team in action at Cressy Trout Expo today (Monday). Pictured are 3 teams from Launceston Grammar Junior currently competing at Tasmanian Schools Trout Fishing Competition, including 1 all girl team.There are over 400 students out here.
The Grammar team sponsored by TasFish.com for the second year.exciting day ahead.
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Two hours of the World's best fly fishing
Fly fishing’s most celebrated annual event, the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival, continues its global tour during August and September in Australia. The film tour serves as a stage for the best Australian and Kiwi filmmakers in the industry to premiere their latest offerings, allowing the fishing community to share their passion for the sport by attending film screenings across the country.
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During the trout off-season I tend to spend a bit of time chasing bream, to continue getting a fishing fix, and spend time tying flies and dreaming about the trout season to come. It’s a time to spend doing tackle maintenance, stocking up on lures and dreaming up new challenges and goals for the trout season ahead. When the new season comes around I usually spend the first few months targeting sea runners. Sea run trout are simply brown trout that spend much of there lives out to sea and come in to the estuaries for spawning and to feed on whitebait and the other small endemic fishes that spawn in late winter through spring. Mixed in with the silvery sea runners you can also expect to catch resident fish that have the typical dark colours of a normal brown trout as well as atlantic salmon in some of our estuaries that are located near salmon farm pens. Living in Hobart it is quick and easy to do a trip on the Huon or Derwent and is a more comfortable proposition compared to a trip up to the highlands with snow and freezing winds to contend with.Read more ...