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  1. 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
  2. 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..
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. It was certainly a day of mixed fortunes doobie.. cheers Adrian
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Great day to be out and about in good ol' Sth Aust.. nice browns too, well done.. cheers Adrian..
  11. Nice job on the trout, well done.. great little stream too.. cheers Adrian..
  12. 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..
  13. Pro Cure in the following may be worth trying.. Bloodworm, Pilchard & Inshore Saltwater Super Gel Scents.. cheers Adrian
  14. I remember when they came up with the plan to build the West Beach ramp and they were told that there would be a problem with the sand movement and a large build up of weed.. They ignored the report and still went ahead with it.. cheers Adrian
  15. Just saw this on facebook this morning.. St Kilda boat ramp is being upgraded.. Sorry, I've been off line since Saturday, computer glitch.. cheers Adrian..
  16. Just got home from seeing the orthopedic surgeon, I was in & out of there within five minutes.. Hips have arthritis but no need for replacements which was great news.. The bad news was the fact my L3, L4 & L5 discs are just about non existent and need urgent attention, so now I have to see a spine specialist or neurosurgeon.. I have another dose of injections tomorrow so will see my doctor and ask why the hell wasn't I referred to those specialists first up.. Actually it was a woman doctor at the surgery who organised the appointment, so I gather he will she why sh
  17. I love the shallow spools, 98/100 meters of 4 lb mono, less waste, never need 250 mtr spools for trout fishing rivers..
  18. Thanks doobie, it was one of my better sessions in a river for the season that's for sure, as for my back I see the surgeon tomorrow about my hips & lower back. The L3, L4 & L5 discs are not in the best of condition.. so I'll just have to wait and see what he comes up with.. I do know both hips are supposed to be replaced, the back they were talking about removing the discs & inserting titanium rods in the spine.. I'm now sure I want to go through that at this stage..hopefully there's a better solution.. cheers Adrian
  19. Seeing as the trout season opened last Saturday & I haven't been able to go since it opened due to being laid up in bed with lower back problems I thought I'd find a video of one of my better spin sessions last April.. cheers Adrian
  20. Thanks doobie, Yes I see you're all in lock down for a week, hopefully it comes good pretty soon.. the 7th August & I'm back into it.. hopefully the rivers will have dropped down by then as they're all running high & a very cold three degrees at the moment.. cheers Adrian
  21. This trip was on the last day of March, chasing trout in my favorite tannin stream on private property, how lucky am I to have it all to myself.. Not long to go now before I'm back in a river, trout season opens on the 7th August.. cheers Adrian
  22. Thanks doobie, it was nice to prove them wrong that's for sure.. I never got back to them to tell them about the trout I caught there either.. cheers Adrian
  23. This trip was back on the 7th March 2021, it's to a long stretch of fast/medium flowing water on the upper Mersey River in the Mole Creek area above the Union Bridge. I was told by several trout fishers that there weren't any trout to be seen in the area and that they had wasted their time fishing there. For me that was a challenge, surely there had to be a few trout in this stretch of river. I knew the trout had dropped off after the 2016 record floods and the influx of cormorants didn't help either, there should be some trout back in the area by now. This long stretch of water is wide open w
  24. Scrub worms were one of my favorites back in my day for fishing in Sth Aust too, used to dig them up near Gumeracha on the Gorge Road, we actually used to call them Hill worms back them, very big worms they were too 8 to 10 inches long... Worms are great down here early season when the rivers are running high (clear or dirty) & cold, Wattle grubs can be used all throughout the season & grasshoppers/crickets from January to the first or second week of April.
  25. This was a day (19th March 2021) when I was lucky enough to be in the Mersey River when there was a massive Mayfly hatch, the trout were having a great time sipping them off the surface. This was the best hatch I've seen on this river since 2009 when I was lucky enough to see a monster Dun hatch in the stretch of river..(see photo) The trout fishing was tough going due them feeding on the Mayflys.. Actually seeing what I did was the highlight of the day for sure, the trout I caught were a bonus.. Massive dun hatch, Mersey River. Weegena. (25-11-09) cheers Adrian
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