HFF Flycast, December 2020

HFF Flycast, December 2020

Volume 12, No. 5, December 2020

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

Redfin Perch

Perca fluviatilis
Perca fluviatilis

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 »

HFF Flycast, November 2020

HFF Flycast, November 2020

Volume 12. No. 4, November 2020

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 »

HFF Flycast, October 2020

HFF Flycast, October 2020

Volume 12, No. 3, October 2020

Recently released trout fingerling

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 »

HFF Flycast, September 2020

HFF Flycast, September 2020

Volume 12, No. 2, September 2020

Sorry about the delay but with computer problems and the upcoming trout release I sorta had my hands full. This edition also required more time than usual due to changes to the Executive after the AGM.

I was desperately trying to think of a feature fish for our “Know Your Fish” segment when the postie delivered copy No. Read More »

Mangrove Jack

Mangrove Jack

Scientific name: Lutjanus argentimaculatus

Mangrove Jack inhabit coastal waters and rivers from Shark Bay in Western Australia through Torres Straight and Queensland, south to Lake Illawarra in NSW. They are occasionally found in more southern estuaries of NSW. In NSW they tend to be seasonal captures and can really be reliably targeted only in the summer months when water temperatures approach or exceed around 22°C. Read More »

HFF Flycast, August 2020

HFF Flycast, August 2020

Volume 12, No. 1, August 2020

Oh dear, Harrington must be cursed as far as our Club outings are concerned. Our last two outings to this venue have been accompanied by the heaviest rain for the month. This time it was too wet for even our hardy and optimistic members who nonetheless made the journey. Read More »

Silver Perch

Silver Perch

Scientific name Bidyanus bidyanus

Silver Perch are a moderate to large freshwater fish native to and once widespread and abundant throughout most of the Murray-Darling river system. They have now declined close to the point of extinction in the wild. Based on simple catchment area estimates, the silver perch has disappeared from 87% of its former range. Read More »

HFF Flycast, July 2020

HFF Flycast, July 2020

Volume 11, No. 11, July 2020

Our AGM is scheduled for August 2nd at 1:30pm at Don’s place. There will be more information forthcoming per email before the date of the meeting.

Prior to the AGM there will be an opportunity for a final catch and release session in Don’s pond. Read More »