Food and Coffee

For coffee addicts – do not worry. We have engaged UP YORK – a local coffee shop to bring their skills, crema and machine to Clarendon. This is the best coffee in Launceston.

Food: The Lions Club City of Launceston will keep you fed, and will have plenty of soft drink and water etc.
*Drinks in the Garden: Flylife is hosting. Enjoy Drinks in the Garden on Saturday evening with the presenters and many other renowned fly fishers. It is a chance to talk, mingle and relax after a hard day. There is a small charge for drinks and this will go to the Fish Habitat Improvement Fund.

For Kids

The Peter Hayes team will help you get started on your fly fishing journey. Learn to cast, tie knots and more. It will be a lot of fun and you do not need any gear. This is a Sunday session from 10am until 11.30. Session is FREE, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and numbers are limited – email info@peterhayesflyfishing.com You must put ‘Expo Kids Flyfishing’ in the subject line. Peter will send a confirmation.

For Lady Learners

In many ways ladies are better anglers. They are better listeners, don’t try and muscle everything and are great observers. If you fish now you can also book in for the casting tuneup (above). If you are beginning learn about the correct gear for you and how to choose it. This will be covered by Judith Oliver, Karen Brooks (https://www.driftwater.com.au/) and their team of lady helpers. They will run a Saturday session just for ladies. Start at 12 noon and run to 1pm. If you are either an absolute beginner or more advanced this is for you. It will be a lot of fun and you do not need any gear. It is FREE, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and numbers are limited – email info@peterhayesflyfishing.com You must put ‘Expo Ladies Flyfishing’ in the subject line. Peter will send a confirmation.

For Everyone

Many toys including rods, reels, lines, casting, games and lots more. Of course – the more stuff you have the better an angler you will be.
Book in for a casting tuneup with Australia’s leading casting instructor – Peter Hayes. Saturday and Sunday session 10am – 10.45am. It is FREE, but BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and numbers are limited – email info@peterhayesflyfishing.com You must put ‘Expo Casting Tuneup’ in the subject line. Peter will confirm.

How the Expo works

There will be many presenters and presentations. Most activities are free, apart from the ‘Drinks in the Garden’, Saturday after most activities are finished for the day.
All presenters are normal every day people and like nothing better than talking fly fishing. So this is your chance to ask those tricky questions
Of course, many presenters will be showing you the best of the brands they represent and are promoting them in their best interests.
What is best of all is, you will be able to try many of these products first hand and maybe find something that suits you.
Mostly there will NOT BE PRODUCTS FOR SALE. There will be some book bargains, art from Trevor Hawkins, amazing photos from Steven Ooi and food and drinks.
An updated program will be available on entry.

About Clarendon

Built in the 1830s, Clarendon is situated on the eastern side of the South Esk River about 7 kilometres south of Evandale. Adjacent, on the Western side of the river is the former home of James Youl. James Youl was responsible for the introduction of brown trout to the Southern Hemisphere – https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/clarendon/

Find Clarendon with Google Maps

Proceeds from the Expo will be donated to Clarendon, National Trust (Tas) for the Australian Fly Fishing Museum and the Fish Habitat Trust Fund.

The Expo

The biggest fly fishing gathering ever – the Tasmanian Fly Fishing Expo is being held at Clarendon – a grand property owned by the National Trust (Tas) on the South Esk River.
Several international guests will share their vast knowledge – as will some of the Worlds best casters, a former World Champion, National Champion and more.
There will be many rods and lines to cast, casting games to play, gear to be won and demonstrations to see. Whilst there is a small entry fee ($10) – which will be donated to the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, most activities are free*.
Book and pay online and go in the draw to win a Sage Flyrod, reel and line combo.
Tickets will also be available at the gate.
Clarendon also houses the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, which will be open with new displays. http://www.affm.net.au/
The Expo will utilize Clarendon and the grounds for a variety of activities, including forums, demonstrations, fly tying, casting and gear demonstrations.

For coffee addicts – do not worry. We have engaged UP YORK – a local coffee shop to bring their skills, crema and machine to Clarendon. This is the best coffee in Launceston.

Food: The Lions Club City of Launceston will keep you fed, and will have plenty of soft drink and water etc.
*Drinks in the Garden: Flylife is hosting. Enjoy Drinks in the Garden on Saturday evening with the presenters and many other renowned fly fishers. It is a chance to talk, mingle and relax after a hard day. There is a small charge for drinks and this will go to the Fish Habitat Improvement Fund.

Programme

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM – UPDATED VERSION AT THE GATE

Saturday

10am – 10.45am: Casting tune-up with Peter Hayes* Booking essential.
10.45am – 11am: Distance casting tips with Peter Hayes.
11am – 2.30pm: Fly tying techniques with Ray Brown and Shane Broadby.
11am – 2.30pm: Fly tying demonstration with 12y.o. Kobi Lambert and Tino Pittiglio.
11am – 12 noon: Trout Spey – gear and techniques with Simon Gawesworth.
11am – 11.45am: Casting styles – What suits you – with Peter Morse.
12 Noon: Greg French – Why wilderness matters. And book signing until 2pm.
12 Noon – 1pm: Ladies – learn to cast a fly with Judith Oliver. Bookings are limited and essential.*
12 Noon – 2pm: WIN a Scott Fly Rod – Distance Casting Event. Feel the power of a Scott Radian and you could win the rod. No cost to enter and everyone that casts past 70’ goes in the draw. Longest distance gets a small trophy.
12.15pm – 12.45pm: The magic properties of Goretex with Rene Vaz.
1pm – 3pm: The RIO Olympics – a three event casting game. Do all three or just one. Prizes here. Good skills are not essential.
1.15pm – 2pm: Casting styles – What suits you – with Peter Morse.
1.30pm – 2pm: Polaroids – are they all the same? – Doug Phillips – Tonic
1.30pm – 2pm: Scientific Anglers fly lines. Cast further, less false casts and never clean your lines. Andrew Summers.
2.15pm – 3pm: Fishing Tasmanian rivers – Tips from Australian champions – Christopher Bassano and Martin Droz.
3.15pm – 4pm: The new Sage rods explained – Peter Morse.
4pm – 5pm: Drinks in the garden – sponsored by Flylife. Relax and chat with the industry experts. Proceeds to the Fish Habitat Improvement Fund. NO BOOKING required.

Sunday

10am – 11.30am: Kids – fly fishing for beginners. Bookings are limited and essential.*
10am – 10.45am: Casting tune-up with Peter Hayes* Booking essential.
10am – 10.45am: Club fly tying demonstrations.
10.45am-11am: Distance casting tips with Peter Hayes.
11am – 11.45am: Trout Spey and Switch casting with Simon Gawesworth.
11am – 11.45pm: Casting styles – What suits you – with Peter Morse.
12 Noon – 2pm: WIN a Scott Fly Rod – Distance Casting Event. Feel the power of a Scott Radian and you could win the rod. No cost to enter and everyone that casts past 70’ goes in the draw. Longest distance gets a small trophy.
12.15pm – 12.45pm: The magic properties of Goretex with Rene Vaz.
1pm – 3pm: The RIO Olympics – a three event casting game. Do all three or just one. Prizes here. Good skills are not essential.
1pm – 3pm: The Veniard Challenge. Clubs tying for glory.
1.15pm – 2pm: Casting styles – How different styles suit you and where you fish – with Peter Morse.
1.30 – 2pm: Scientific Anglers fly lines. Cast further, less false casts and never clean your lines.
1.30pm – 2pm: Polaroids – are they all the same? – Doug Phillips – Tonic
2pm – 3pm: Fishing Tasmanian rivers – Tips from Australian champions.
3pm: Close

Tasmanian Fly Fishing Expo – Information

A big thanks to everyone who came along to the Tasmanian Fly Fishing Expo this weekend!
With a bit of help from the beautiful weather, it was a great success. Tasmania’s fish population best be on guard…there are plenty of anglers out there who have dramatically upskilled thanks to the help from our awesome instructors and presenters! Everyone’s support of the event was greatly appreciated.

The Expo

All thanks to the talented Brad Harris for the great photo.

Buy early bird tickets here

The biggest fly fishing gathering ever – the Tasmanian Fly Fishing Expo is being held at Clarendon – a grand property owned by the National Trust (Tas) on the South Esk River.
Several international guests will share their vast knowledge – as will some of the Worlds best casters, a former World Champion, National Champion and more.
There will be many rods and lines to cast, casting games to play, gear to be won and demonstrations to see. Whilst there is a small entry fee ($10) – which will be donated to the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, most activities are free*.
Book and pay online and go in the draw to win a Sage Flyrod, reel and line combo.
Tickets will also be available at the gate.
Clarendon also houses the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, which will be open with new displays. http://www.affm.net.au/
The Expo will utilize Clarendon and the grounds for a variety of activities, including forums, demonstrations, fly tying, casting and gear demonstrations.

The Programme

About ClarendonHow the Expo Works
For EveryoneFood and Coffee
For Lady LearnersFor Kids

Our fantastic presenters

Simon GawesworthChristopher Bassano
Judith OliverJim Bartschi
Martin DrozTino and Kobi
Steven OoiPeter Morse
Peter Hayes

Our supportive companies present at the Expo

AIRFLO FLY LINESANDREW SUMMERS – Mayfly TackleC & F DESIGNCRAIG RIST – Manic Tackle Project
ECHO, LOOP and OPSTGUS LAPIN – Manic Tackle ProjectHATCH OUTDOORSKEN ORR – Guide and TFO tackle ambassador
LAMSON WATERWORKSLOON OUTDOORSMartin DrozPRIMAL ROD CO.
RENE VAZ – MD Manic Tacle ProjectScott Fly RodsSIMMSSIMON TAYLOR – Manic Tackle Project
TFO AXIOM IITFO BVKTFO BVK ReelsTFO Finesse Glass
TFO Finesse TroutTrout HunterYetiTonicEyeWear