Posts by Simon Taylor

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 5. The Mersey River

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 5. The Mersey River

The Mersey River is a wonderful fishery located in northwest Tasmania. Beginning life at Lake Meston, the river flows 147 kilometers before entering Bass Straight in Devonport.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 08/03/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 4. Four Springs Lake

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 4. Four Springs Lake

Four Springs Lake is a purpose built trout fishery located approximately 40 kilometers west of Launceston. Due to being relatively close to major population centers, it is a popular fishery which can become busy. It is a medium sized water with excellent boat.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/27/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 3. The Meander River

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 3. The Meander River

The Meander River begins life in the Great Western Tiers in Northern Tasmania, making its way through alpine bush before flowing into Lake Huntsman just out of the township of Meander. Below the.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/20/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 2. Little Pine Lagoon

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 2. Little Pine Lagoon

Little Pine Lagoon is a highly regarded wild trout fishery located next to the Marlborough highway, 7 kilometers west of the Great Lake in Tasmania’s Central Plateau. This exposed, weedy and shallow.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/06/2020
Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 1. The South Esk

Manic Monday - Tasmania in Detail. Part 1. The South Esk

Over the next wee while, our man on the ground in Tassie, Simon Taylor will be running us through some of the more productive and popular water in Tassie..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 06/29/2020
Team Tuesday - Simon Taylor Reviews the Lamson Speedster S

Team Tuesday - Simon Taylor Reviews the Lamson Speedster S

I have been a fan of the Lamson Speedster series of reels for a long time, so when the next generation.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 01/14/2020
Team Tuesday - Tasmania, Open for Business

Team Tuesday - Tasmania, Open for Business

With the new Tasmanian trout season now several weeks old, early indicators look like we should be in for a great season. Although some unpleasant weather over the last couple of weeks has made difficult to get out, the widespread rain and.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 08/27/2019
Simon Taylor Reviews the Cobalt

Simon Taylor Reviews the Cobalt

When I got my hands on the newly released Waterworks – Lamson Cobalt 8 fly reel several months in preparation for a trip to CXI, I could tell it was an impressive bit of gear straight.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 07/31/2019
Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies in Tasmania

Friday Fly Day - Manic Flies in Tasmania

I like to use a small bunch of ‘favourite’ patterns for the majority of my fishing on ‘home’ waters. These are flies I have....... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 04/19/2019
Simms Flyweight Review: Simon Taylor Floats Around NZ

Simms Flyweight Review: Simon Taylor Floats Around NZ

Three days before heading off to New Zealand for 15 days of chasing trout, I got my hands on a pair of the new Simms Flyweight boots to take along. I have been a massive fan of the G3 Guide boots for a long time, and must admit that I was a little.... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 04/17/2019