Our new hard copy Annual is safely back from the printer and with almost 120 pages of holiday reading, we trust it will keep even the most enthusiastic flyfisher busy for a while.
It wasn’t easy choosing which articles to run this year; or more to the point, which to leave out. In the end we opened with ‘North-east Road Trip,’ a story about summer fishing on seven north-east Victorian trout streams. As luck would have it, this summer is playing out very similar to last; if anything the streams featured are fishing even better this season.
From home waters straight to the ultra-exotic, ‘Patagonia Primer’ is Chilean Martin Aylwin’s comprehensive guide to this bewilderingly vast fishery. If you’ve struggled to get a handle on Chilean Patagonia, this article will help you through it.
While overseas, we’ve gone for two quite different New Zealand stories. ‘Central Otago’s Cicada Lakes’ is Steve Dunn’s description of this late summer fishing highlight, while Max Caruso’s ‘North of the South Island’ is an all-season guide to a fabled brown trout fishery.
Two of our most popular articles this year were ‘A Day on a Lake’ and ‘A Day on a Stream’. Written with relatively inexperienced lake or stream fishers in mind (we know of plenty of anglers who are one but not the other) these two seemed to strike a chord with more readers than we expected. See what you think.
Back to locations and Andrew Marsic has lots to say about southern Tasmanian waters in January – almost all of it nice. And for a holiday option this coming winter, check out Joshua Hutchins’ ‘Exmouth’ story. Josh also has some good ideas for Sydneysiders chasing freshwater natives on fly in ‘Central-West Natives.’
As for our regulars, Andrew Fuller has plenty of Christmas gift ideas, Jim Allen talks Tassie mayfly, Peter Hayes travels to America, Craig Coltman has a caddis dry for skating and I reflect on a year of big fish lost. (Writing it down helps me cope… )