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FISHING FOR TROUT - 150 YEARS

It was 150 years ago that two enterprising Tasmanians made a decision that would change the rivers, lakes and streams of Tasmania forever. English trout and salmon ova were carried from the New Norfolk wharf on the shoulders of men keen to find a place of sanctuary, freedom and sport without the watchful eye of the local gamekeeper.   Our world today is very different, yet when we stand in our favourite river or stream, the current gently swirling around our waders and the landscape caressing our senses, we owe some of these feelings to that fateful choice so many years ago.   Contemporary fishing is a strange and wondrous pursuit. Old school references like the elegant words of Scholes and Wigram – beautiful books in their own ways - feel so far from the place we find ourselves in today.