Christopher Bassano

Christopher Bassano
Christopher Bassano

Christopher has fished extensively throughout the world in both fresh and salt water in such places as New Zealand, South Africa, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, The United States, The Seychelles, Bahamas, Japan and many more.
During the winter 2009 he guided in the north of Australia chasing Sailfish, Black Marlin, Giant Trevally, Tuna, Queenfish and Barramundi and others.
He has fished practically every piece of water Tasmania has to offer and has a greater knowledge and understanding of the fishing opportunities.
With over 20 years of experience, Christopher is renowned for his knack of finding fish – even on days when everyone else has packed up and gone home.
Whether it’s fishing from boats, polaroiding fish from the shore, walking into the beautiful wilderness of the Western Lakes or fishing the delightful rivers and streams of the lowlands on foot or from our raft, Christopher loves it all.
Christopher has a home on the banks of the St. Patrick’s River in Tasmania’s North East with his wife Krystal, and two daughters Sage and Sidney. The pristine freestone stream that runs through his garden offers wonderful fly fishing opportunities.
In 2006, Christopher was the ‘Coach’ of the Australian Fly Fishing Team at the World Fly Fishing Championships in Portugal. Christopher has represented Australia at the World Fly Fishing Championships on four occasions – in Norway 2013, Bosnia 2015, Colorado 2016, and Slovakia 2017. He won both the individual and team gold medals at the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships held in Tasmania in 2012. He is the current Australian Fly Fishing champion. In 2017 Christopher once again represented Australia at the World Fly Fishing Championships in Slovakia, where he finished an impressive 6th place overall individually.
Christopher writes and has written extensively for many fly fishing publications in Australia and internationally and has been featured on the front cover of the Japanese “FlyFisher” magazine amongst others.
Christopher has his own range of flies tied by the world renowned Fulling Mill company that are available for commercial same throughout the country.
Appearing on many fishing shows on both television and DVD’s, Christopher also presented and produced the highly acclaimed “Tasmanian Fly Fishing Techniques Volume 1 and 2” – Tasmania’s best-selling fly fishing DVD.

Christopher Bassano
Christopher Bassano