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Meppstas last won the day on January 15

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About Meppstas

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  • Birthday 19/02/1946

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    Sheffield, Tasmania. (ex Sth.Aussie.)
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    Trout fishing, photography, AFL, I follow Port Power & Western Bulldogs, SANFL: Port Adelaide. Brand ambassador for Mepps Lures through Tackle Tactics, I am also a Pro Team Member for them as well.

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  1. Hi Mick, I'm slowing down a little of late due to the lower back getting worse, I'm sure I'll try to put in as many trout season as possible to each those numbers too. I doubt there would be all that many trout fisher's that would have caught 98% of their trout on the Mepps inline blade spinners either, nowadays most of them are using soft plastics and hard body lures. I find it very challenging when fishing for trout with a inline blade spinner. I do carry a mixed supply of small (30-60 mm) hard body lures with me & I have used them from time to time and done reasonably well on them. As f
  2. Thanks Yorky sorry for the late reply, as you know I do love chasing trout in the rivers and it's always a pleasure to share my trout fishing adventures with you all.. cheers Adrian
  3. Thanks Ryback, I felt I'd done it all when I reached my 10,000th trout back on the 3rd Nov.2019, I never thought about reaching this number until I caught my 11,000th trout on the 14th Jan.2022 then I knew I was in with a chance of doing so. At 79 years (in Feb 24) of age I'm not sure how many trout seasons I have left in me, the large rivers here are pretty tough on the body that's for sure. cheers Adrian..
  4. I finally caught my 12,000th Tasmanian trout here in Tassie, it's something I had never planned on doing either thankfully by keeping stats & records of each trip and every trout season paid off. I also won the Angling Club Championship again for the 2022/23 trout season for most trout caught in rivers & streams making it 17 years in a row. cheers Adrian
  5. I would take it to an auctioneer for evaluation first and see if they're interested in putting it up for auction, if not Ebay, Gumtree would be best.. not keen on using Facebook at all. cheers Adrian
  6. That's a great article Des and very helpful to those who venture the tidal flats that's for sure. I for one got caught out on an incoming tide off Port Gawler many, many years ago while fishing for Flathead, had to swim across a few deep gutters, wasn't feeling all that comfortable crossing them either. cheers Adrian
  7. Thanks Greg, it was tough that's for sure, it was a good hatch of Caddis Moths too, one of the best one for a season or two as well. We don't seem to get the big insect hatches like we used to years ago which is a shame..Here's a photo of a massive Dun hatch back in November 2009, never seem one like since..The air was full of then as was the water surface.. cheers Adrian
  8. This spin session was a tough one, conditions were pretty good, but the trout were hard to find, I still managed to get onto a few wild brown trout thanks to the Mepps March Brown Bug spinner. Thanks for watching, enjoy the musical photo slideshow at the end of the video and stay safe on/in the water.. cheers Adrian (meppstas) A few pics from the spin session.. as always, all the trout were released..
  9. Meppstas

    3lb brown

    I'm sure that won't be a problem there at all, there's plenty of large trout to be had in NSW, all the best on the move too.. cheers Adrian
  10. Meppstas

    3lb brown

    That's a lovely well conditioned brown Hunter, beautifully coloured fish too, a job well done mate.. cheers Adrian
  11. For all of the Vegemite lovers like me and have been since I was a kid, here's a photo that I took this morning of a jar of Vegemite out of the kitchen cupboard and did a bit of photo shop work on it. I can remember as a kid having Vegemite on toast for breakfast, Vegemite broth with bread in it, then when I was older and a little hungover in the mornings, a Vegemite & tomato sandwich did the trick. I still have a Vegemite broth from time to time too... cheers Adrian
  12. Thanks Booma, it was good to see the trout were back in this little river, 2016 we had a record flood that wiped out 5 road bridges on the Mersey River as well as flooding the whole Merseylea area where over 300 dairy cattle were washed away. The Mersey River rose 7.5 metres in 2016. When things finally settled down I managed to get a few photos of the damage on the Mersey River, it wasn't good either. Thankfully we've only had one other flood since then.. cheers Adrian
  13. This trip was to a small river just five minutes from home, this stretch of river was one I used to fish quite often until the record floods back in 2016. That flood really knocked the guts out of this little stream as did another one back in 2022, this trip I wanted to see if the trout had returned in this stretch of river. cheers Adrian (meppstas)
  14. That they are Micky, I may have to have a break from trout fishing and go whiting fishing..
  15. Here's a couple of photos of what has become a common catch here in Tasmania nowadays, not only that, they are big fish as well.. They now have a bag limit of 5 fish per person & a 10 fish possession (house) limit placed on them which is good, minimum legal size 35 cm.
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