Saturday, 5 January 2013

Welcome to 2013

Firstly I would like to say I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I know this post is later than it should be, but I have been back at work, and when not here had a lot of other things to sort out. You know how things can get at this time of year! Even saw my first shark bite wound (will keep that story for an upcoming post). 

I thought I would make my first post for 2013 a bit of an overview of what I hope to achieve this year. Firstly, if you have read the about page, you may have noticed I have never attempted to get an artice or my images published in any of the flyfishing publications. Well, by the end of 2013, I am hoping that you will be able to open one or more of them up and see my work in print. Of course when that happens I will keep you informed.

As for the exciting bit, the adventure and flyfishing - well, I have a number of trips in mind. The main one as far as I am concerned is Exmouth in Wester Australia. I hope to spend about 3 weeks there and am hoping to spend a few days fishing with guides and a lot of time exploring the flats with a fly rod in hand. If all goes well, I would love to catch my first bonefish and permit, as well as a heap of other firsts on this trip. Those two species will probably require the help of Brett Wolf of True Blue Bonefish.

Here are a couple of videos that are from the True Blue Bonefish site.

Exmouth Bonefish
Exmouth Permit
Ok, so that's Exmouth. I also have at least 2 and possibly 3 other major trips planned. The idea is to make my first trip to Tasmania before the year is out, and also another visit to New Zealand where I may make the trip to the North Island for the first time. If opportunity allows I would also like to head up north to the top end and spend some time both in Darwin and in other more remote parts of the Northern Territory.

Apart from trips, I will hopefully be purchasing some new camera gear over the coming months (I'm still researching and having some difficulty making a final decision, hence the lack of Part 2 of my "Perfect Camera System" post. Fear not, after a little more thought Part 2 will come. I will also be buying some lighting equipment if all goes to plan, but that isn't overly relevant, however it will allow me to get better shots of products that I photograph and present on the blog.

So there is a bit of an idea of what will be happening. Obviously I will continmue to fish in more local waters as well, and will hopefully have a heap of fishing stories, and lots of relevant "other stuff" to present to you all. It certainly will be a busy year!

If you are interested in fishing for the bonefish and permit of Exmouth, despite not having met him myself, I would not hesitate to reccommend Brett Wolf as he has a fantastic reputation. Check out his site for details and heaps of photos or contact him via email

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