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Everything posted by Meppstas

  1. Thanks doobie, those heat patches are the best invention yet.. trouble is sometimes I forget I have them on and after eight hours they leave burn marks on the skin.. I have a lot of 70 mm x 50 mm scars on my body from them.. when I go to have a dose of injections my Doctor just rolls his eyes back and shakes his head and says "looks like you be giving the heat pads plenty of use again" cheers Adrian
  2. This video is from a four hour plus spin session in one of the toughest fast water stretches of the Meander River, it gave up quite a few trout of all sizes from small 260 gram trout up to a 720 gram brown, Several times I was going to call it a day and head to some slower flowing water but then I'd catch another trout or two so I kept pushing on.. Before I left home I had put eight heat patches on my lower back & left hip, three on the right should & one on the left shoulder. They certainly helped to get me through the time spent in the fast waters of the Meander River.. In the end I had 35 hook ups of which 26 were caught & released.. I had to shorten the video because it went well over the 15 minutes allowed.. Anyway you'll get some idea of the time I spent in the river.. I've had young men fish here with me and they've only lasted an hour in this stretch river because the going was too tough for them, plus they fell in a couple of times which was enough for them to toss in the towel.. cheers Adrian
  3. Thanks doobie, fishing for trout with lures is always tough when trout are surface feeding but I always seem to catch a few.. I use my normal small fishing SX620HS Canon camera for the videoing/photos and windows movie maker for the editing etc.. cheers Adrian
  4. This was from a few weeks ago, tough spin session in the Mersey River with the trout surface feeding.. cheers Adrian
  5. November and so far into December has been the worst weather we've seen it here since we moved to Tassie back in March 2000... At the moment (11:48 am) it's 10.2 degrees here in Sheffield, wind chill factor makes it feel like 2.3 degrees... can only imagine how cold it is in the Highland Lakes area.. wind chill would have to be in the minus temps for sure.. Snowing up there again today.. cheers Adrian..
  6. They've certainly had some shocking weather conditions to put up with and it's not much better today either. No I'm not a contender Rod as it's only for the top fly fishermen from countries around the world, besides that I spin fish for trout and only fish the rivers.. It's not cheap to enter either I couldn't afford it any way.. here's the costing without the travel expenses etc.. ** Registration Fees Registration Fees Quantity Price P/P Total Amount Team (competitors, reserve, captain, manager) AUD $ 2250... ** Accompanying persons/guests AUD $ 1500 Additional charges for Single room occupancy AUD $ 400 An official confirmation receipt will be sent once application and entry fees are received. cheers Adrian
  7. I'm still using the Spotters sunnies that I won in a competition sometime back on this site... Highly recommend them... best I've ever had so far in my fishing years. cheers Adrian
  8. Here's a few photos from the WFFC, a few fishing in some very poor conditions on Penstock Lagoon & Little Pine Lake in the Central Highlands yesterday in snow & 35-45 kph winds that were also gusting up to 60 kph.. Today is much worse with snow down to 500 meters and gale force winds of 90-100+ kph.. not sure if today's event was on or not, checked the web cams of both waters and didn't see any boats on them.. Not sure if the river fishing was on either.. I was going for a drive to the Upper Mersey River today to take a few photos but decided to stay home in the warm.. The air temp here in Sheffield at the moment is 2.3 degrees.. cheers Adrian..
  9. Yes they started yesterday in 35-45 kph winds and snow down to 500 meters in the Highlands.. Today forecast is worse with winds in the 90-100 kph, not sure if they called it off or not, checked out the web cams on two of the lakes this afternoon and there was no signs of any boats on the water. Don't know if the river fishing went on either... weather is going to be poor right up to Saturday..that's also the last day of the WFFC too.. cheers Adrian
  10. Thanks guys, it was a top day to be out & about.. the weather has been pretty crappy down here lately.. it's normally quite good at this time of the year but for some reason the past few weeks have been very windy and quite cool.. It was great to get in a bigger river for a change too, still a little ticked off with losing several nice trout.. but that's trout fishing.. cheers Adrian
  11. Here's a video of one of my trips to the upper Mersey River chasing trout in clear water here in Tasmania.. Perfect day for being in a river even though I would have preferred overcast conditions.. cheers Adrian
  12. Looks like the weather was good on the day,,, well done to all the helpers.. Bjorn held himself back because of the old saying "too many cooks spoil the broth" cheers Adrian
  13. Had a reasonably good spin session just over a week ago chasing trout in the tannin stream again.. One of my better spin session for quite some time.. Wild windy weather has kept me home of late... hopefully I'll be back in a river in a day or so.. cheers Adrian
  14. Well done on the browns Hunter, nice cool conditions for the trout too.. cheers Adrian
  15. Thanks guys.. AR I'm hoping there are still a few left in me yet mate.. By checking my records for the same time last season the same little tannin streams fished exactly the same as they're fishing this season.. eg: last season 6/11/18.. 17 trout caught., Today 5/11/19.. 17 trout caught.. only difference was a day earlier & last year they were taken on a #00 Mepps Aglia Mouche Noire spinner. cheers Adrian
  16. Well I finally caught my 10.000th Tasmanian wild trout since we moved here back in March 2000.. it's a milestone I never gave a thought to until the start of this trout season when I was going through my end of season reports when I noticed I only needed 129 trout to reach 10,000 trout here in Tassie.. So yesterday and only needing another seven trout I reached it, actually caught & released fourteen all up.. cheers Adrian
  17. They've done well on several trips last season in the larger rivers such as the Meander, Mersey & Leven rivers, haven't been in the bigger rivers so far this season due to them still running too high.. they will be used on and off again this season too, I've had some success a few times with them.. cheers Adrian
  18. When they're on special.. picked some (10) Atomic Hardz shad 40 & 50 mid divers up some time ago @ $4-00 each in a clearance sale, Have bought a lot of them from different Australian tackle online stores when they have their clearance plus another 20-30% off them as well. cheers Adrian
  19. Oh Boy!! I feel I have way too many lures & a large variety of brands as well.. I'll let the photos tell the story... And these are just the ones I've taken photos of... only use them on the trout.. cheers Adrian
  20. Never used a soft plastic in all my years of trout fishing Tinker, haven't felt the need to.. My sponsor is very big with soft plastics too.. I stick to what I know best and what works for me..(95% of the trout caught have been on the Mepps spinners) going for my 10,000th trout this year since moving to Tassie back in March 2000.. Hope to reach that milestone by mid October if all goes to plan, needed 123 at the start of this trout season .. To date I've caught & released 26 trout.. only 97 to go.. cheers Adrian
  21. I reckon I am a bit older than you Mickyj,, I'm 73 years old mate.. cheers Adrian
  22. That's one beautiful size reddie & in great condition too.. I used to catch some large ones like that many years ago in the lower Torrens River in the Underdale area.. probably full of carp now days.. Finniss River used to hold some decent ones back then too... cheers Adrian
  23. This video clip is from the trip I reported on a few days ago, another beautiful stretch of water in a small tannin stream... cheers Adrian
  24. Hey Lofty I reckon you'd enjoy a stint in one of these small tannin streams to, wait until you see my next fishing adventure to a small tannin stream., from a couple of days ago before the weather turned crappy. cheers Adrian
  25. Thanks guys, I really do love fishing the smaller streams than the large rivers mainly because they're more scenic & very peaceful areas... Plus they're not fished as much as the large rivers & I'm lucky enough to have several land owners that have given me the okay to fish them.. The trout may be smaller than the trout in the bigger rivers but they're still a challenge to catch as they spook much easier that trout in the large rivers due to them being small & less water in them.. peatop as for swimming, don't worry I've taken a few dives in my days of trout fishing rivers & streams.. also drowned a few cameras too. cheers Adrian