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  1. Thanks Greg, yes very unusual, it may have been from an eel, certainly something different for sure.. cheers Adrian
  2. This trip to a small tannin stream gave up a couple of surprise size trout, something that doesn't happen all that often in small tannin waters. cheers Adrian
  3. Thanks guys, it was a long walk that's for sure, once this weather becomes more settled & the river level drops I'll certainly have another trip back there.. cheers Adrian
  4. Meppstas

    1-3 kilo rod

    It's a great lightweight rod Micky, my arms are never tired after three hours of continued casting light weight lures in the rivers.. actually the fishing video that I just put on the site is one that I used the Red Belly rod on.. cheers Adrian
  5. This was certainly one trip that I did the hard yards to get onto a few trout.. pretty long spin session in the upper Mersey River.. cheers Adrian
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    1-3 kilo rod

    I'm using the new TTR Red Belly Fast action, ultra light 7' 2 piece 1-3kg rod for trout fishing the larger rivers and found it to be a beautifully well balanced rod. Features of the Red Belly Series include premium 30T Toray carbon blanks with fast and responsive actions, Fuji Tangle Free K Guides with Alconite rings, Fuji reel seat and split hard EVA grips. Premium components, power and performance at an incredible price. Available in both 1 and 2-piece models Premium 30T Toray carbon blanks Fast and responsive actions Fuji Tangle Fre
  7. Thanks guys, It's certainly a beautiful, peaceful place to be and a good place to clear the mind, so I thought this little stream I fished in "no mans land" was worthy of sharing and this was the best way to do so. cheers Adrian
  8. This is just a nine minute musical photo slideshow video from a few trips I had to a small "no mans land" tannin stream.. I doubt anyone has ever fished this area apart from me.. Sit back and relax while you watch it & hope you get some enjoyment from it.. cheers Adrian
  9. Thanks doobie, it's a tough river to fish at any time of the season, early season is when it's at it's worst, very slippery rocky river bottom and one mistake and you're gone.. I always finish the day with a Cadbury caramelo koala or a Freddo Frog and a can of Pepsi Max.. cheers Adrian
  10. Looks like there was enough to keep you busy, a couple of nice solid fish caught too, well done.. " Wind knots " don't you just hate them. I know I do and it always seems to happen during a long cast... cheers Adrian
  11. This trip was several weeks ago when one of the larger rivers I like to fish finally dropped to a reasonably safe wading level. It wasn't easy being in the river as the flow was still quite strong and care had to be taken, it wasn't for the inexperienced angler that's for sure, even I struggled at times. cheers Adrian
  12. Thanks doobie, the trout fishing has been a little up and down like the river levels since the season opened, so it was good to get onto a few trout again. cheers Adrian..
  13. Finally my favorite small tannin stream dropped to a decent wading level, the water itself was still a cold 6 degrees & the air temperature wasn't all that much warmer. Still, it was nice to be back in a small stream again and back to peace & tranquility.. cheers Adrian.
  14. I bought a couple of these for trout fishing, they 100% cotton and wear really well.. I think they were around $37-95 ea.back when I bought them three months ago on Ebay plus it was free postage as well. There's also long sleeve permanent press shirts that are a few dollars cheaper too with free postage. These are the colours I use for trout fishing.
  15. One of the private properties that I have permission to enter and fish a small stream had a lot of damage done to it with fallen trees. The owner actually said to me the other day that I'll certainly earn every trout I catch in it this season due to the number of tree that have come down across the stream. That little stream is tough at the best of times so I'm really interested to see what I'm in for once the weather subsides and the water levels get to a safe wading height. The photo below is from March this year, that log jam was hard enough to get over. Most times I can't go around them du
  16. Thanks doobie, it was a good start for a change, it was freezing cold that day too.. There's certainly a lot of damage through this area when we had a massive storm a few weeks ago with winds up to 185 kph, 100's of large gums when knocked over & they're still cleaning up here. cheers Adrian
  17. Well the 2022/23 trout season has finally arrived and I managed to get my first trip of the season done. High water levels due to recent heavy rains delayed my start, the river level finally dropped enough for me to have a three hour spin session. The Mepps Aglia-e Brite inline spinner did the job on the trout this trip, more rain today which is going to bring the river levels up again. Thanks for watching.. cheers Adrian (meppstas)
  18. As you can see by the title, this trip was on April fools day.. it turned out to be a reasonable fast water spin session too.. * video is 1080HD too, you may have to change your settings to suit. * cheers Adrian
  19. This article will hopefully be of some help to those of you who chase trout in the rivers & streams there in South Aust, the tactics I use here in Tasmania are the same that I taught myself when I started trout fishing there in the Finness, Light, Torrens, Okanparinga & Sturt Rivers as well as Sixth Creek plus a few other small streams. The only difference to back then when I first started trout fishing (mid1960's) is the tackle is way better now days.. cheers Adrian Adrian's Trout Kit plus... I was asked sometime ago if I could run through my trout kit from head to
  20. Thanks doobie, I hope I have as good a 2022/23 trout season too as I'm going for 17 years in a row for most trout caught in rivers and streams.. cheers Adrian
  21. This is one of my early trips of the 2021/22 trout season back in November, it was in one of my favorite small streams that I love to fish. Hope you enjoy the video & thanks for watching.. Only 20 days to go now before the 2022/23 trout season opens.. cheers Adrian (meppstas)
  22. It was sad to hear about the cattle with their broken backs, yes a chainsaw may be a handy item too.. Then again, some of those trees are massive, maybe a rope & grapple may come in handy.
  23. Thanks doobie, talking about fallen trees, we had a massive storm pass through our area a couple of weeks ago with winds up to 185 kph, hundreds of large gum trees down every where. I was talking to the land owner the other day and he said I will have some fun fishing the 4 kms of the small stream on his property when the season opens on 6th August. He had to put five cattle down that had broken backs from trees that toppled down on them. On the way home I saw plenty of trees down in the open areas in the paddocks, so I can imagine what I'm in for when I do hit the small streams again. It will
  24. Just as the title reads, this is a video I put together on the rewards one can get from fishing small streams and it doesn't have to be in Tasmania either. As most of you know it was in South Australia where I first started out chasing trout in small streams back in the late 60's. I hope you enjoy the video.. cheers Adrian
  25. I don't know if those of you who fish the smaller rivers etc have this site set on your computer, I thought it may be of some use to those who fish the freshwater rivers/streams. It will give you the rivers heights that may be helpful, it's the same one I use for the rivers here in Tasmania.. Take note height etc of the day you fish one of these rivers, it will come in handy to know when the level is most suited for fishing and may save a long drive after a heavy dose of rain, or even better a worthy drive if the water level is at the ideal height for fishing. cheers Adria
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