Greetings from Darwin, it’s hot! Most days are averaging 350 but as the dry season has arrived at least it isn’t humid any more. Lovely to catch up with the family again, especially our two year old granddaughter who is the second youngest and distant member of our club. Read More »
Most, if not all of us will have heard and seen the devastating effects of the recent flooding; businesses, livestock, homes and precious memories have been lost.
But we are at our best in adversity don’t you think?
Friends, neighbours, emergency personnel and yes, strangers have come to tirelessly assist those in need as it was at Ron and Dawn’s. Read More »
March was meant to be a busy month for the Club but Hughie sent us a great deal of “Pennies from Heaven” that changed our plans. As it turned out we were still busy but not as pleasantly as anticipated.
The floods are the subject of a special attachment to this edition in order to circumvent the size restrictions imposed on our email. Read More »
I have been busy. Bonnie bought me one of those portable all in one fly tying kits for Xmas and this was an incentive to organise all my fly tying gear, sort through materials and, much to her relief, clean things up. Read More »
Welcome to this month’s HFF Flycast Newsletter.
First let me apologise for the delay in the January Newsletter. Co-editor Bonnie and newly appointed sub-editor “Izzy” assisted me in the rapid preparation of the Newsletter after our return from Darwin and we were feeling justifiably pleased with ourselves. Read More »
I hope all of you had a great Christmas and a happy New Year’s celebration. Let’s hope that we never experience the problems of 2020 again. COVID19 is obviously going to be with us for the near future however our problems appear small when we compare ourselves to the rest of the world. Read More »
Welcome to our new look Newsletter. We have redesigned our fairly basic newsletter into a new format thanks to our technology wizard, Julian. Bonnie and I (mainly Bonnie) are still stumbling around the keyboard gradually finding our way around and about our greatly expanded editorial horizons. Read More »
Redfin perch (Perca fluviatilis), also known as English perch, is a medium sized freshwater fish native to northern Europe. First introduced to Tasmania in 1862 (two years before the first trout) for angling, only eleven fish survived the arduous journey by sailing vessel and were released into Tasmanian waters. Read More »
This month saw nine of our members check out the venue for November’s outing. Check out the photos and you’ll understand why we are all excited about returning to Shute Hill. Paul, our resident fly tying expert, found the only fly that was successful for the local herring and Dawn, Ron and Ken had success on some good bass. Read More »
This October edition is largely devoted to our trout release. It is an annual event that takes place through our club’s membership of the New England Trout Acclimatisation Society (NETAS). The trout fingerlings are provided without cost by the NSW DPI from the Dutton Trout Hatchery, Ebor. Read More »