Fly Fishing Film Festival – Launceston 24 August

The Gin-Clear Fly Fishing Film Festival is set to return to Launceston on the 24th of August. Feature films will include Nick Reygeart’s (of The Source DVD’s) HATCH film, narrated by Tasmanian fly fishing legend, Greg French. Ecpect global fly fishing hatches, from Eastern Europe, New Zealand and England to name a few.

Also set to show will be Soulfish 2 (check out the trailer below), Fly Nation (Steelheading the Skeena River) and the slightly crazy Jazz and Fly Fishing.

NEWS JUST TO HAND – Co-inciding with the Fly Fishing Film Festival coming to town, rumour has it that a new fly shop will open it’s doors in Launceston on the 24th. We’ll be there for beers and fly tying prior to the film evening, and plan to make an afternoon of it. We’ll post the location and details as they come to hand…

HATCH DVD – Available Now

News in from our mate Nick Reygaert at Gin Clear (creators of The Source dvd’s) is that his newest series of dvd’s, titled HATCH, are just about to come off the press, and be featured at the RISE Film Festival. Greg French, one of Australia’s favourite authors is narrating the films, which documents the most amazing hatches in the world. Featured locations include the fabled English chalkstreams, the impossibly blue waters of Slovenia’s marble trout rivers, and Tasmania’s own Western Lakes. The HATCH will is available through our webshop. Enjoy.

HATCH – Fly Fishing DVD Trailer from Gin Clear Media on Vimeo.

Rise Fly Fishing Film Festival 2010

Rise fly fishing film festival

The 2010 Rise Fly Fishing Film Festival is hitting Tasmania next week. All of last year’s shows were sell-outs, so get your tickets now.

Show Times:

Launceston 9th of August 2010, Hobart 11th of August 2010, Burnie 12th of August 2010. Buy your tickets now! 


Feature films include The Source—New Zealand, and a segment for the up coming The Source – Iceland (see trailer below). Other features shown include Australian permit fishing in Heads or Tails, and Off the Grid from the USA.

End of season guiding specials & the RiverFly Tasmania webshop


Autumn mayfly rise

Autumn mayfly rise

We are running a mayfly season guiding special for bookings of two or more days: our normal rates are $375 ea pp (for two anglers), however our multiple day bookings for between 9 April and 23rd of April are on special for $300pp, 0r $525 for a single angler (down from $620). Enquire here for availability and more details. April is one of our best months for mayfly hatches and match-the-hatch fishing.

With the season starting to wind down, Daniel and his team are starting to again fill custom fly orders. If you would like to orders some WMD’s for hopper feeders and the Western Lakes, or perhaps some classic Shaving Brush, just visit our shop icon in the top right corner and order away. Our Paypal payment sytem will process your payment, and the RiverFly team will start tying!

New Tasmanian fly fishing dvd – ‘The Window’

Trolling the net today, I found this new fly fishing teaser from Bombproof Media: The Window – Chasing Australia’s Southernmost Trout.

Without knowing a lot about the theme or quality of the project, the DVD looks set to revolve around the sea-trout of New River Lagoon, South West Tasmania. For those who don’t know, the run of sea-trout in New River Lagoon was made famous by a Greg French/FlyLife article almost a decade ago, but the 14-hour hike to get there has kept this run of fish unattainable and all but a dream to most.

On the sea-runner front this season, reports of sea-trout from the West Coast rivers have been dissapointing this season. The North West by contrast has featured some good runs, particularily in the Mersey with fish to 8lbs landed, while the smaller North East estuaries have featured the best runs in a couple years. All in all though, the Derwent Estuary stands at the top of the pile, with sea-run and resident ‘slob’ fish up to 10lbs being caught and released last week.

That’s all for now, and remember, you heard it here first! Enjoy the teaser