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Good Bye Tasmania, Hello NZ!

March 7th, 2012 No comments

When I left the Highlands of Tasmania over 2 years ago I knew it would only be a matter of time before my return. My recent 6 weeks in Tasmania was everything I had hoped for and more. The fishing was not as good as when Paul and I were up here but that’s fishing and it didn’t detract from the whole highland experience. Like I said before, Tassie is as much about the people and the way of life as it is about the fishing. When I arrived in the highlands I called in to see John (The Pom/Woodstock) but he wasn’t in, he was at Dons so I went there where I met Don, John and Bob (bush mechanic from “3 Wheels on my Wagon” in SLTV). I had intended to fish that day but that took a back seat to a few beers… lots of beers. My plan was to live in Sean’s Subaru but Don very kindly put me up instead. That’s the Highlands for you, very social and very hospitable. Thanks again Don!

Many of the people I got to know over my 2 visits to the Highlands came to Don’s place on my last day for a few beers and food. Noby cooked up a feed of mutton birds which I have to say were miles ahead of the NZ mutton birds I had a few years ago. Actually, they were one of the best things I’ve eaten, full of fish oil and flavour from the sea. The roast from Dons Dad’s pet cow didn’t last long, in fact Don and John missed out! Everyone ate and drank well and a few of us pushed through till dawn, well not quite…

Thanks to all the Highlanders for making the place so special. I wont tell anyone how good it is!

See you all again soon..

Stuntman Ronan..

PS. Congratulations to my great friend John O Malley on his engagement to his beautiful partner Bronwen Kearns! I really hope I can make it home for the big day… If I’m invited!! :)

What the fish see! Tie your own conclusions..

February 27th, 2012 No comments

Today is my last day in Tassie for a while. I’m about to get up and pack and then get ready for some friends to come around for some food and drinks in a few hours. We will have a roast from Don’s Dads pet cow, Mount Gay rum, beer and some seals fur.

I’m going back to NZ for the back end of the season. I haven’t been there for the back end since Paul and I filmed “Fish This” for Discovery Channel in 2008. Hard to believe that’s 4 years ago! Time flies..

Anyway, Just a quick blog today to show you some mayflies in and on the surface film. Tie your own conclusions!

Ronan..

ps. Don’t forget this. Only a few days to go.

http://thelimpcobra.com/2012/01/27/the-crafty-cobra-photovideo-contest/