The source - Tasmania
Strap yourself in for a breathtaking
ride through Australia's fly fishing wonderland - Tasmania
Watch anglers battle giant sea trout in
the wild rivers of Tasmania's West Coast, stalk massive tailing trout in
crystal clear highland lakes, marvel at the hidden beauty of rainforest
creeks and experience a great hatch on Tassie's fabled lowland rivers.
More than a century ago the first trout
to ever be successfully transported into the Southern Hemisphere were
hatched in the Salmon Ponds Hatchery in New Norfolk,
Tasmania.....therefore when it comes to fly fishing downunder Tasmania
is THE SOURCE.
Filmed by Nick Reygaert in stunning
widescreen format, this is a captivating portrayal of what it means to
fly fish in Tasmania.
Massive sea trout on the wild West
Coast, dry fly fishing in pure rainforest creeks, rafting the fabled
lowland rivers and sight fishing the Western Lakes. These chapters form
a cinematic adventure, exploring the history, beauty and diversity of
When asked about the inspiration for
"The Source – Tasmania", the film’s director and producer, Nick
""The Source" is about finding quality
fly fishing destinations that are a little bit off the tourist map.
Tasmania, as a fly fishing destination, has long lived in the shadow of
New Zealand. While it's true New Zealand has amazing trout fishing, we
wanted to show that Tasmania, on the right day, can match it for
wilderness and big trout. Also, more than a century ago, the first trout
ever to be transported to the Southern Hemisphere were hatched in the
Salmon Ponds Hatchery in Tasmania. The progeny from these first few eggs
were then transplanted into countries throughout the Southern
Hemisphere... therefore, when it comes to fly fishing Downunder, "Tasmania is The Source"."
Review by Honken:
I really like this movie. I just wish I
had that kind of diversity of fly fishing close to my home.
The movie shows the great diversity of what Tasmania
has to offer when it comes to trout fishing. All from very tiny
rainforest creeks, the Western Lakes greatness, the famous slow lowland
rivers to the sea running trout in the river mouth estuaries, all
carefully and sensitively filmed.
I have always wanted to visit Tasmania
since I many years ago first read about the excellent trout fishing
there. But in the same time been I'm reluctant to go there for the
number of snakes and poisoness spiders crawling all over.
After seeing this movie I must say that
the call for going there is stronger then my fear of snakes and spiders.
The movie is filmed in wide-screen
format, and feature both aerial, time-lapse and slow-motion filming. I
can't any negative about this this movie, just that it was too short.
The movie makes me want to see much more of what this great island has
to offer trout wise. So if it was one hour longer I would not mind.
By Honken 2010 ©
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