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Everything posted by Meppstas

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Well done on the browns Hunter, nice cool conditions for the trout too.. cheers Adrian
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. I reckon I am a bit older than you Mickyj,, I'm 73 years old mate.. cheers Adrian
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Here's a short video from a trip a few days ago to a small tannin stream on private property close to home.. It wasn't a long spin session, one that lasted just on an hour.. Still had a good time in the small stream catching a few wild browns.. cheers Adrian
  16. Thanks peatop, I actually thought there should be a trout or two in this little tannin water as it runs into a large river some 20+ kmds downstream, the river is one of Tasmania's most recognized trout rivers.. that being the "Mersey River." most small streams/creeks that flow into a main river will have trout in them,, that's why I always like to try them out where as most fisho's go to the main rivers due to the easy access.. I don't mind doing the hard yards to try out any small stream.. cheers Adrian
  17. Here's the video clip of the spin session I had when catching my first trout of the new season.. cheers Adrian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sagaOhZ1I0k&t=13s
  18. Maybe the South Australian Government should take a leaf out the Victorian Gov idea of removing boat ramp & parking fees idea... http://www.fishing-victoria.com/viewtopic.php?f=204&t=23055&sid=cf799fcb2c76f5c079434e9e1d5a249e
  19. Many years ago when I lived at North Haven I used to fish the areas marked on the map in a 12ft tinnie.. Don't know what it's like now days but back then it was very good fishing especially along the inside of the outer break wall (revetment wall as it was called back then) The area outside was great for whiting as well, fishing the white patches in the weed area.. Like I said that was a long time ago though.. cheers Adrian
  20. Spot on Rybak.. That's what I stated earlier, it's time they took a hard look at them & do something about it instead of turning a blind eye to it.... cheers Adrian
  21. Thanks doobie, yes that's the " Trout Stalker 2 " & yes it's mine... cheers Adrian
  22. I'm sure that polluted storm water run off has had a big impact as does the daily millions of liters of water from the treatment plant, sea grass is now thinly spread along the coast and way out from where it used to be.. I can remember fishing the Semaphore & Larges jetties when the sea grass was well in close to shore and only the first third of the jetty had sand under it. Used to cast into the sand patches and catch KGW on every trip.. Now it's all sand for the length of both jetties.. cheers Adrian Port River & outer Harbour area.. used to be full of sea grass.. Semaphore & Largs Beach,..
  23. Well they can't put the blame onto the recreational fisher with the restrictions already placed on them,, perhaps it's time to have a hard look into the professional side of fishing a little more.. cheers Adrian
  24. Well, thought it was time to go through the hundreds of photos I've taken during the 2018/19 trout season and make up another photo book.. With so many to pick from hopefully I've picked out some of the best, thought there were plenty of others that I still would have liked to have used but had to draw the line somewhere. As it was this book has 98 pages to it and I'm reasonably satisfied with how it came out.. so here's a few photos of the book.. This is my 16th book I've made so far of which two have gone to France & two to Goowla.. Only 5 weeks to the start of the next season.. 3rd August.. Yippeeeee!!!! cheers Adrian Front cover The last page.. Back cover..
  25. Here's a couple of videos of my last two trips of the trout season in small tannin streams'.. cheers Adrian