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My 2019/20 Trout Season Report..
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:11:30 pm »
My 2019/20 Trout Season Report..
Post by meppstas Sun May 10, 2020 10:05 pm

This is page one of nine that I wrote up during the week of the 2019/20 Trout Season...
Thought this would be enough to let you see how my season went ..  doh1  The full report also goes to the Inland Fisheries here in Tasmania as well..


' The 2019/20 Trout season Report.'' page1 of 9

Well another season has closed so here's my full 2019-20 trout season report on the rivers I fished & how many trout I caught & released in those rivers as well as my I thoughts on the rivers fished.
Before I get onto to it here's a quick run down on the 2018/19 trout season when I had 76 trips to the rivers for a total of 573 trout being caught. It consisted of 548 brown trout & 24 rainbow trout with the seasons total average catch being 7.64 fish.
** Below are the results of the 2019/20 trout season:

** Trips: 61 in total. ** Trout caught: ''Brown'' 402 ''Rainbow '' 12
**Total trout caught: 414 Seasons total average: 6.78 fish

* Mersey River: 13 trips, 53 brown trout & 11 rainbow trout caught & released.
Best days catch: 12 trout. (8 browns & 4 rainbows) best fish: brown trout 705 grams.(22/11/19) best rainbow trout: 295 grams. (22/11/19) average catch rate per trip : 4.9 fish

* Leven River: 6 trips, 18 brown trout with one being kept, this also includes one trip without a trout being caught. Best days catch: 9 Brown trout. (19/12/10) Best fish: 2 @ 535 grams. (8/10/19 & 24/12/19) average catch rate per trip: 3 fish

* Meander River: 11 trips, 113 brown trout & 1 rainbow trout caught, one brown trout was kept.
Best days catch: 26 brown trout. (10/1/20) Best fish: brown trout 1.04 kgs. (20/2/20) best rainbow: 355 grams (17/2/20) average catch rate per trip: 10.4 fish

* Dasher River: 3 trips, 11 brown trout caught & released. Best catch: 8 brown trout. (16/8/19) Best fish: 320 grams (30/8/19) average catch rate per trip: 3.7 fish

* Un-named Tannin streams: 28 trips, 208 trout caught with one being kept.
Best catch: 17 fish. (5/11/19) Best fish: 525 grams (7/3/20) average catch rate per trip: 7.4 fish

So as you can see my season hasn't been all that good like previous years, yet in saying that my overall average wasn't all that bad overall. Less trips to the rivers due to health problems (lower back & hips) did see me missing quite a few days in the rivers. One thing I have done is spent longer hours and covered more distance in the rivers than previous seasons and that showed one thing, the trout numbers are down in two of the rivers I fished. The two rivers I'm referring to are the Leven River & the Mersey River, both didn't produce a lot of trout this season for the distance covered. With two to three kilometres of river covered both rivers didn't give up all that many trout. The lower reaches of the Mersey River in the Merseylea & Kimberley area fished the worst of all the rivers which is a shame as it used to be one of my favourite areas to fish. The river bottom in these areas is in very poor condition as well, standing up in the river is bad enough let alone catch a trout. Cormorants were in large numbers in this area too as they have been now for several years.

** Equipment used: Okuma Celilo Finesse ULS 1-3 kg trout rods, Okuma Helios SX20 & Okuma Inspira ISX20B spinning reels, Mepps inline spinners, Platypus Super 100 UHT mono lines, Platypus Pretest premium grade mono, Platypus Stealth FC lead line & Boomerang Tool Products..

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Hard on the body here..
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Solid brown taken on a small un-branded hard body.
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Tannin water wild brown trout..
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Rocky stretch of tannin water..
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One very plump tannin water brown..
« Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 10:13:06 pm by meppstas »
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