Winter Newsletter 2019

Life, Love and Fly Fishing
2019 winter news from Peter Hayes

In this Newsletter

Upcoming events

FFI Casting Instructors Workshop – Oct 19
Beginners and Intermediate Fly Fishing Weekend – Nov
Girls Gone Fly Fishing –Apr 2020
Cressy Cane – April 2020
Nick Taransky – Cane rod making week – April 2020

The season past

Highlights from my 25th year of guided fishing and tuition

The season ahead

What will it bring?


Girls Gone Fly Fishing 2018

My first Girls Gone Fly Fishing adventure gets a double thumbs up

Charley May, ( ) passionate fly fisher and part-time guide spills the beans on Girls Gone Fly Fishing 2018.

Until recently, I thought I was the only female fly fisher in Australia because I’d never seen another woman out on the water. But that all changed when I was introduced to Val Young and discovered Girls Gone Fly Fishing.Girls Gone Fly Fishing (GGFF) is an initiative started by Val and a handful of other passionate fly anglers committed to growing the Australian female fly fishing community. Every year since 2015 the Girls Gone Fly Fishing team host a women’s fly fishing event at Peter Hayes’s (legendary Australian fly angler) lodge in Cressy, Tasmania. So, when Val invited me to take part in the 2018 shindig I jumped at the chance. It was an incredible weekend of fun and friendship, and I’d like to share my experience in the hope that it inspires more women to get into fly fishing. (more…)

Girls Gone Fly Fishing 2017

By Fiona Dewar

Now in its third year, the Girls Gone Fly Fishing annual weekend has become a regular and eagerly anticipated event on the calendars of many fly fisher chicks Australia wide. Every year in April they are drawn to the small town of Cressy, in Tasmania’s northern midlands, joining others at Hayes on Brumbys to enjoy a weekend of great company, fabulous food, wine and champagne, and to improve their fly fishing and casting skills. (more…)