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Fishing & Diving Reports => Freshwater Reports => Started by: meppstas on January 14, 2021, 11:32:29 am

Title: Another PB wild brown trout for the season..
Post by: meppstas on January 14, 2021, 11:32:29 am
Spent a couple of hours in the river today, had four hits for just the one solid rainbow (approx 600 gms) hooked which I finished up losing while messing around getting the camera out much to my disgust..  That rainbow had I landed it would have been a season best rainbow too but it wasn't to be.  On the way back to the car I had a few casts in a small stream, it was there I caught & released my best trout of the season, a 1.75 gm (3 lb 13 ozs) brown that absolutely smashed the little Mepps #00 (1.5 gram) Stone Fly Bug spinner.. Thankfully the 4 lb fine Platypus Super 100 mono line held strong.. In the end I went home very happy, the fishing gods saved the day for me..

cheers
Adrian..

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1.75 kg wild brown trout.
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A quick selfie before it's released back in the stream.
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After twenty minutes of recovery it was good and on it's way..
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It totally engulfed the little Bug spinner..
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The little 1.5 gram Stone Fly Bug, a little worse for wear..
Title: Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season..
Post by: reddory on January 15, 2021, 06:18:11 am
Nice one, Adrian.  Occasionally, big surprises pop out of quite small streams, don't they!
Title: Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season..
Post by: meppstas on January 15, 2021, 08:55:55 am
Thanks Paul, yes you never know what to expect sometimes.. I must admit this one did take me by surprise too.. gonefishing1

cheers
Adrian
Title: Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season..
Post by: Speedhump on January 16, 2021, 06:00:37 pm
Adrian,
that is a nice fish for a small stream.
Speedhump
Title: Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season..
Post by: meppstas on January 18, 2021, 09:24:11 am
Thanks Stephen, certainly gave me a big lift when I landed it.. fish1

Hope you are both going along okay down there too..

cheers
Adrian..
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