Hervey Bay Tuna

A couple of weeks ago a mate George and I started discussing a fishing trip to Hervey Bay, with the idea of camping on the island and polaroiding flats all weekend. The initial plan to take the ferry over and hike up to the flats along the beach was knocked on the head when we realised it […]

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Autumn on Tassie Rivers – Fly Fish Australia Fundraiser

Last week I had the privilege of attending one of the Fly Fishing Australia (FFA) corporate weekends in Tasmania, staying at Peter Hayes’ place and fishing the rivers. The weekends are a fundraiser for the FFA team members to help cover their costs when competing in the forthcoming world championships in the USA in August. For us amateurs, it gives […]

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Dirty Water and Big Snouts

We all know that sometimes the best laid fishing plans and expectations can be turned on their head. This was certainly the case in late January with a huge cold front, rain and a bank of clouds hitting the South Island during our annual summer adventure. In the 7 years Fly Odyssey have been hosting groups to New […]

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PENSTOCK PERFECTION!

I haven’t fished Tasmania much, maybe half a dozen times and then always because I was there anyway, working.  So the chance to spend a few days with John – who has recently moved down from Canberra to Hobart – was too good to miss.  Now I should say that he’s had a cabin at Miena for […]

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New Orleans Redfish

A recent request to speak at a conference seemed an onerous undertaking after a month of continuous travel – until I found out the conference was in New Orleans (NO). Hasty changes were made to existing work commitments and before I knew it I was US bound. The trip was a quick five day stay including a […]

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According to plan – Turangi, NZ

I’m just back from my annual trip based out of Turangi in NZ’s North Island. About midway through the week we’d had another good day on the famous Tongariro River (FlyStream magazine issue 2) landing 8 wonderful rainbows. So, feeling smug, we – my brother David, nephew Jamie and I – knocked off early and went to the Turangi pub for dinner. Guide […]

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Naknek River, Alaska

The Naknek River is 56km long and flows into Kvichak Bay, an arm of Bristol Bay in south-west Alaska. It’s known for its sockeye and other salmon, as well being a highly regarded rainbow trout fishery. By this time of year, the fishing for king and silver salmon has come and gone. Sockeye salmon are […]

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