By Andrew Harris
Daniel and I put together an itinerary for a hosted trip for March 2006. We designed a five day, six night "Tasmania Sampler" package that would allow the guests to sample all the different kinds of trout fishing Tasmania has to offer. The guests would fish three days with Daniel at Riverfly Lodge, and then two days with fellow guide Neil Grose at Rainbow Lodge. We conducted the trip March 6-12, right in the middle of my two week stay on the island. I ended up bringing two clients, very nice gents named Ted and Gene, from California and Maine, respectively.
Some of the highlights of the trip:
Ted's three pound brown on the MacQuarie River, caught on a black spinner. The MacQuarie is a tailwater river that flows through farmland. Daniel guides the MacQuarie from his 14' raft.
Excellent grasshopper fishing on the Esk and St. Patrick's Rivers for browns up to three pounds.
I successfully polaroided (sight-fished) several browns 2-4 pounds in the Nineteen Lagoons, all on dry flies.
I'm looking forward to my next trip to Tasmania. Stay tuned!