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Meppstas last won the day on January 22

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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. This was one of my best spin sessions of the season, it]'s always nice to have a day like this with a mix of small & medium size wild brown trout.. cheers Adrian.
  2. Thanks Greg & doobie, yes Mark did enjoy his time here too, being a fly fisher he did enjoy flicking a Mepps spinners around and catching a few trout on them as well.. cheers Adrian
  3. Had a friend (Mark an avid fly fisherman) over from South Australia who loves fly fishing for trout so I took him for a session in the Mersey River. The only problem was Mark forgot to throw his fly fishing vest in my car when I picked him up, the vest had all of his trout flies in it. Thankfully for some reason I took and extra Okuma trout spinning set up with me & a spare vest, Mark had no choice but to become a spin fisher for this trip. Thanks for watching.. cheers Adrian (meppstas)
  4. Thanks guys, Tinker, it's like everything I have my good days and bad days, the good days, weather permitting I get to hop in a river. The bad days I stay home and sulk.. We've had a lot of rain down here ( & still are) and the rivers are still running too high, all the Hydro Dams are spilling at the moment so it will be some time before the larger rivers drop to a safe wading level. Lets hope your're soon back there fishing too, a bit of bait fishing is still good for the soul.. Kelvin, the colours of those rainbows was the best I've seen in them for a couple of seasons no
  5. Thanks Guys, yes, the back is holding up at this stage doobie, slow and easy is what I've been doing at this stage.. cheers Adrian..
  6. Finally one of my regular rivers had dropped to a level that was safe for wading, it was still a little higher than I preferred. The water temperature was up to 11 degrees as well, much better than the six degrees that's it been on. Even though the trout were a little scarce it was good to get onto a couple of nice rainbows, my first for the season. Thanks for watching.. cheers Adrian
  7. Yes, I there is on on the site too, after I got in touch with the Inland Fisheries they have someone looking into it to see if there can be a warning siren setup before they let water out for irrigation. Whether it happens or not, will have to wait and see. Like everything, the powers to be will wait until an inexperience angler drowns before they do something about it.. cheers Adrian
  8. That's been the main problem doobie, snow melt, high water level and 5 degree (on average)water temps.. The river needs to drop to 60 cms & warm up to ten degrees and more before it will fire up, the river has a regulated flow from Huntsman Lake & the levels fluctuate throughout the trout season for irrigation purposes. That's how I got caught out last season when they let water out when I was on the wrong side of the river, it took me twenty minutes to slowly make my way across from the opposite river bank to safety. There was no way out behind me as it's all wild vegetation & thi
  9. The Meander River water level had dropped to a safer wading level, so that's where I headed. Even though it was higher than I would have liked I knew an area I could wade as long as I took it easy. Not the session I wanted but still managed a few hits from the trout. The water temperature is still very low and the flow was on the fast side, the fishing will improve as the water level drops to the 60 cm mark. It still nice to finally get into one of the larger river for a change of scenery.. Thanks for watching.. ** Since this tip we've had a heap of rain and the rivers are all running hig
  10. It was certainly a day of mixed fortunes doobie.. cheers Adrian
  11. This trip was on the 11-9-21 I finally had a reasonable spin session today before the weather turned sour as well as taking a plunge in the water. 10 trout caught & released from 11 hook ups, all taken on the Mepps #00 gold Aglia Mouche Noire & gold Aglia Mouche Rouge inline spinners. I certainly gave the new Okuma ITX-1000 reel a good workout during my three hours in the water too, it did it's job to perfection. As soon as I caught the first trout on the first cast I knew I was in for a good spin session. On the walk back to the car I decided to give one more stretch of water a g
  12. Finally after several days of rain we finally had a nice Spring day so I headed of to check out one of my regular large rivers only to find it running too high for safe wading. I did spend a little time there flicking a #1 Aglia-e inline spinner around before heading off to my favorite & ever reliable small tannin stream. That was also running high, much high than my previous trip a week ago,, anyway I spent some time in it and caught & released a few wild browns.. cheers
  13. Great day to be out and about in good ol' Sth Aust.. nice browns too, well done.. cheers Adrian..
  14. Nice job on the trout, well done.. great little stream too.. cheers Adrian..
  15. I'm still out of action and yet to wet a line for the new trout season (12 days ago) so here's another of my end of 2020/21 season spin sessions.. It was a reasonably good day in the river too with quite a few trout caught & released.. cheers Adrian..
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