Sunday, December 24, 2017

Teaching Erika and Haru

Drove to the Tyenna on Christmas eve to get raspberries, but also to teach Erika and Haru and Fabi  fly fishing.  No luck, though I think Haru actually had two strikes.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Skunked on the Tyenna for the first time in years!  The river wasn't high, but was unexpectedly murky!  No pics -- I forgot to take any.

Friday, October 20, 2017


Fish calculator says 4 lb, I say 7 lb.  Whatever it was, it took 20 minutes to land on the 4 wt.  On the usual size 16 nymph.  River was high (over 400 whatevers).  2 other fish.

First fish of the day.

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Sunday, September 03, 2017

CEO Visit

The CEO had a 7:30 am meeting in Launceston, so I drove up on Sunday.  I drove via a few choice fishing spots!

Started at the Tyenna.  The flow was high -- mid 400's.  Got 2, but it was hard work.

Went to Arthurs.  It was blowing a gale, the water was lowish.  The water was cold.  And there was dead weed everywhere.  Gave up after 10 minutes

Went to Brumbies.  No luck

Then tried 4 springs,  No luck.

Finished off with a 'Harri's Curry'

Saturday, September 02, 2017


Took Yurun and a friend out at Conningham.  No flathead, so I went in close to the rocks.  Something big crushed the hook on my soft plastic -- I assume a Wrasse.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Season openner

On the Tyenna at 6:00 -- light enough to fish at 6:30.  Lost one smaller fish.  River was low but cold.  Left at 9 to go play games at the winter gamefest.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Pedder in Winter

Cameron and I tried Lake Pedder in Winter.

The day was perfect, but the fishing wasnt.  I didnt get a touch.  Cameron was spinning, and got one follow from a very small fish

It was a 2 hr 15 min drive from home to McPartlans Canal.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Stayed the weekend at Bruny.  Went to the Jetty on the Sunday morning really, really early.

Got 3 pike (quite large), a nice couta, and lost a lot - -which I suspect were calamari, as Yurun got his first Calamari squid.  Got there just after 6.  Action had slowed by 7, stopped by 8.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lake Skinner

Lake Skinner was still open.

1 1/2 hours walk in on a muddy uphill track was no fun.  Got a fantastic fish on the 4th cast.  No response after that, and it got really cold, so quit after 2 hours.

The view from just near the lake

The lake

Fantastic Rainbow
Trying to land the same fish

It was windy!!!!

The outflow creek
It was cold!!!!  Martha persevered, but no luck

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Last day

20 on the Tyenna

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Morning before leaving

Had fun at the jetty using soft plastics to catch leather jackets.  Caught a John Dory -- the first time I have caught one of these!!!!

And then a pod of dolphin swam by.  They were a lot closer, but it took me time to get my phone out!!!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Switch rod try out

At Freycinet for 3 days.

I used my switch rod with its matching switch line.  What a transformation.  This thing shoots for miles.  I can cast almost as far as a spinning rod!!!!

I need to get a 7 weight reel for my 5 weight rod though!!!  The switch line is extra thick!

Got a small wrasse in close.  Lost a fly (didnt feel anything -- probably a couta), and had a soft touch that took the tail off a flyrod size soft plastic.

Friday, April 21, 2017

After Work

Headed out after work.  Got 4 -- small.  One was on a pheasant tail 40cm behind a hopper -- the fish were up high and very finicky.  I could see larger fish ignoring everything.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter fishing

16.  Again, fishing stopped when the fish started rising to tiny, tiny flies!