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Brad

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« on: August 06, 2018, 06:57:06 am »
Hi all, Iím back!
Well lifeís been crazy busy lately and Iíve been busy doing other stuff.

After barely fishing in 2016 and not renewing my license at all last year for the first time ever I decided to lash out and revisit the joys that is freshwater fishing.

Nothing too exciting but I did manage to sneak out to my local water storages on Saturday & Sunday for a few hours.

Guide reservoir - Saturday.
Brisk 6am start and a short walk to the top of the Guide.  Very slow start but the fish warmed up once the sun did around 9am.  Fishing solely with my trusted black and gold Ashley spiner and a faster than normal retrieve I soon had 4 on the board for the 18/19 season.









Pet Dam- Sunday.
Wasnít planning on fishing today but I voluntarily took the kids out in the morning for a few hours and gave mum a spell.  Later thinking, thereís no harm in asking... she said yes!

Plenty of cars and people on the eastern bank so decided to fight the slight head wind and fish the less populated western side.

Didnít take long to get the show started.



Then the unthinkable happened.  My laziness caught up with me .  After 18 months of sitting it the shed my leader knot gave out and I sent the ol spinner flying for the last time.

Cleary traumatised I couldnít bring my self to  get another of the 5 plus spares out so I decided to give the hawk sniper a whirl.

Turns out, fish like them too!




Lost another two which Iím tipping were rainbows due to some very spirited aerial work.


Well, 6 browns and 1 Rainbow after 18 months off.  Iíve still got it!


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Whens the next adventure?

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 07:51:55 am »
Thats a very fat rainbow, you got there, well done!

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 09:03:05 am »
Fat little rainbow. Nice work. Good to see a few fish landed for all your efforts.  goodjob1
The hawk snipers are a great lure.

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 09:59:51 am »
Good going, Brad.  Those browns from the Guide look to be in pretty good condition: is that normal for this early in the season?

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 11:34:48 am »
I don't think ive caught a bad fish out of there to be honest.

Kept one for the old man and it was chock full of scud and snails with nice pink flesh.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 03:08:45 pm »
Welcome back Brad... wondered where you had got too.. think1

 That's a great way to get back into the trout fishing, some nice fish there too, well done..

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 10:22:27 pm »
Hi all, Iím back!
Well lifeís been crazy busy lately and Iíve been busy doing other stuff.

After barely fishing in 2016 and not renewing my license at all last year for the first time ever I decided to lash out and revisit the joys that is freshwater fishing.

Nothing too exciting but I did manage to sneak out to my local water storages on Saturday & Sunday for a few hours.

Guide reservoir - Saturday.
Brisk 6am start and a short walk to the top of the Guide.  Very slow start but the fish warmed up once the sun did around 9am.  Fishing solely with my trusted black and gold Ashley spiner and a faster than normal retrieve I soon had 4 on the board for the 18/19 season.









Pet Dam- Sunday.
Wasnít planning on fishing today but I voluntarily took the kids out in the morning for a few hours and gave mum a spell.  Later thinking, thereís no harm in asking... she said yes!

Plenty of cars and people on the eastern bank so decided to fight the slight head wind and fish the less populated western side.

Didnít take long to get the show started.



Then the unthinkable happened.  My laziness caught up with me .  After 18 months of sitting it the shed my leader knot gave out and I sent the ol spinner flying for the last time.

Cleary traumatised I couldnít bring my self to  get another of the 5 plus spares out so I decided to give the hawk sniper a whirl.

Turns out, fish like them too!




Lost another two which Iím tipping were rainbows due to some very spirited aerial work.


Well, 6 browns and 1 Rainbow after 18 months off.  Iíve still got it!


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