HFF Flycast, October 2019

HFF Flycast, October 2019

Volume 11 No. 3, October 2019

The one that didn't get away - President Iain with his trout caught during the trout fry release

I know that New Year is usually the time for resolutions but I don’t think my back can wait until 2021 rolls around for me to break a certain bad habit.

I first became interested in fly fishing during the early 1990’s whilst living in Alice Springs and suffering withdrawal symptoms after being wrenched from my home waters in the “Top End”. Read More »

HFF Flycast – September 2019

HFF Flycast – September 2019

Volume 11. No. 2, September 2019

Okay, our fish of the month is one that is generally despised by most fishermen and various Government departments of fisheries and conservation alike. They are regarded as a pest because of their destructive bottom-feeding habits, stirring up sediment and muddying the water, reducing plant growth and lowering oxygen levels and impacting plankton, aquatic invertebrates, waterbirds, and native fish. Read More »

HFF Flycast, June 2019

HFF Flycast, June 2019

The picture on our cover is of Outings Co-ordinator Don with a barramundi caught on his trip to Hinchinbrook Passage. Why this blast from the past? Simples Eeeech! Two of our lucky members, Rodney Adams and Ken Holley are no doubt threshing the warm waters of the Passage into foam as I write this, hoping to fool a barra and other tropical species to accept their flies. Read More »

HFF Flycast – April 2019

HFF Flycast – April 2019

What a great month! I have never attended an event like the Forster Fly Muster. Over 100 avid fly fishers from NSW and interstate gathered together to share knowledge and enjoy themselves whilst contributing to a good cause.

One of the highlights for me was meeting Shannon Kitchener of “Parallel lines” who tied several of his flies including his “whiting mesmeriser”. Read More »