New book on Tasmanian high country hut builders and pioneers

Written by Simon Cubit and Nic Haygarth, Mountain Men is a collection of biographies of ten ‘mountain men’ who lived or worked in the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair high country from the 1870s to the 1990s.  These men are Dan Griffin, William Aylett, Gustav Weindorfer (Cradle Mountain), Paddy Hartnett, Bert Nichols, Ron Smith, Lionel Connell, Dick Reed, Ray Miles and Basil Steers. Chances are that if you’ve fished the Mersey Valley, Chudleigh Lakes, walked the Overland Track or Walls of Jerusalem National Parks, or stayed in Meston, Junction, Pine Hut Plain or Smurf Hut, then you’ve followed in the footsteps of these pioneers.

Mountain Men is being published in a limited run, so grab your copy in-store now by calling us on 03 6334 8386.

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Tasmanian Autumn Fly Fishing Conditions

Fly fishing Tasmania – great autumn conditions

Perfect Autumn Fly Fishing ConditionsAnother great autumn weekend on the Tasmanian rivers.

RiverFly guide Peter Broomhall fished with Bec yesterday, who landed her first ever trout on the fly.

Ripper work! Sippers are still steady, and un-weighted nymphs are fooling the harder fish.

The St Pats, Mersey, Meander and South Esk are the best locals down low, whilst afternoon jassids had fish surface-feeding in the Nineteen Lagoons late last week.

Couldn’t ask for better autumn fishing.

Trout Waters of Tasmania – Available Now

Arthurs Lake - Trout Waters of Tasmania

The new Trout Waters of Tasmania by Greg French has arrived, and is available now for purchase. Major changes include excellent new maps showing lake levels and best fishing areas, river maps, and optimum river levels for fishing. Also included are dozens of newly listed waters, and new full colour photos. Trout Waters of Tasmania weighs in at a hefty 1.4kg, and 368 pages of knowledge.