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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    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 now..
    cheers
    Adrian.
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    Meppstas reacted to Tinker in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    Hope you are well mate and keep catching some good size fish.

    Been crook myself for too long but getting better and going for lazy bait fishing up the Warren Reservoir for good results.

    Hopefully get back to chasing trout this weekend.

    Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk


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    Meppstas reacted to Kelvin in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    Nice work
    Great colors on the fish
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Tinker in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    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..
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Tinker in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    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 
     
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Squid Inc. in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    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 
     
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    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..
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    Meppstas reacted to Hunter69 in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    Nice catch Adrian
     
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    Meppstas reacted to doobie in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    Always good to start the season of with a few trout.
    A couple of rainbows over the 1/2 kg mark is also a nice start.
    (hope your back is going ok too)
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Hunter69 in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    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 
     
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Yorky in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    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 
     
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in First rainbow trout of the season.   
    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 
     
     
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    Meppstas reacted to yellow door 1 in Fresh local mussels   
    In my experience, there is nothing quite like the local mussels you pick and shuck on the spot

    I got an "apprenticeship" off an old bloke down at the local docks and I thought I might be able to become the master, by using lighter gear and more space-aged technology.

    I figured mussels were mussels and I could just buy live ones produced 70km away in ocean water. But they were no match for the disgusting, polluted, river mussels that grew on the pylons at out feet.

    When fished side by side, freshly shucked, local Mussels, way outperform live ones from somewhere else. The levels of disgust, my local bream showed for foreign mussels, were alarming.

    Getting outfished 15 to 2 in an hour - then becoming a fish catching machine when I borrowed some of the masters mussels - can change a mans views on things😉



     
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    Meppstas reacted to Mickyj in Reel sizes   
    I know I’m a little behind on the news of reels . Had a spare moment went into TW just looking asked about Daiwa in size 1000 seems they don’t go that small now . Shimano do though . Funny that . When I got home I thought I’ll check out the last reel I bought Daiwa 2500 which I’ll use next trip out . I did feel old my sienna 1000 looks really old compared with the latest one  
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    Meppstas reacted to Soobz in Reel sizes   
    The sizes are not interchangeable in Australia, a Daiwa 2000 can be close to Shimano 1000. You have to compare capacity and weight, and well, just hold them.
    If you want a small Sienna 1000 sized reel look at the Okuma Ceymar C-10, way better than the Sienna in quality terms and possibly a tad smaller, and just as cheap. Meppstas put me on to Okuma, I'd like to try more of their gear but not easy to find locally.
                     
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    Meppstas reacted to doobie in Platypus tops off an average day.   
    And that's the unfortunate thing about it.
    Hopefully it doesn't come to that and they put in place some kind of warning - fingers crossed.
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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in Platypus tops off an average day.   
    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
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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in Platypus tops off an average day.   
    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 & thick scrub for miles, I had to make my way across to where I took the photo below. It's all a part of trout fishing, that's where knowing a river like the back of your hand is very helpful.
    cheers
    Adrian

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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in Platypus tops off an average day.   
    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 high again... snow down to 200 mtrs is forecast overnight as well..😪
    cheers
    Adrian
     

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    Meppstas got a reaction from Softy in Platypus tops off an average day.   
    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 high again... snow down to 200 mtrs is forecast overnight as well..😪
    cheers
    Adrian
     

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    Meppstas got a reaction from Mickyj in Platypus tops off an average day.   
    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 high again... snow down to 200 mtrs is forecast overnight as well..😪
    cheers
    Adrian
     

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    Meppstas got a reaction from Squid Inc. in Chasing Trout In High Water..   
    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 Adrian..               
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Yorky in Platypus tops off an average day.   
    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 high again... snow down to 200 mtrs is forecast overnight as well..😪
    cheers
    Adrian
     

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    Meppstas got a reaction from Hunter69 in Platypus tops off an average day.   
    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 high again... snow down to 200 mtrs is forecast overnight as well..😪
    cheers
    Adrian
     

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    Meppstas got a reaction from MarsOne in A ten trout spin session..   
    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 go, big mistake that was. As I made my way up in waist deep water I trip on a submerged log, Yep!! I took the plunge in the drink, drowned another camera (my third now) too.. Thank you my brain was engaged and I pulled it from the inside of my waders in quick time, it was wet and went a little hay wire when I turned it on. I rushed back to the car and dried it off with the car heater, it's back in good working order again.. Not only that, while heading back to the car I took the camera battery & memory card out to dry them off. After walking some 40 yards or so I couldn't find the memory card, I had dropped it somewhere. I back tracked and was lucky enough to spot it in the grass.. Was it luck or pure arse that I found it, I didn't really care, all that mattered was I found it, plus it had all of the mornings spin session on it as well as 2,600 other photos.. It was still a top few hours spent chasing trout anyway even with the little mishap.. cheers Adrian  
     
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