Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Morning before leaving

Had fun at the jetty using soft plastics to catch leather jackets.  Caught a John Dory -- the first time I have caught one of these!!!!


And then a pod of dolphin swam by.  They were a lot closer, but it took me time to get my phone out!!!!


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Switch rod try out

At Freycinet for 3 days.

I used my switch rod with its matching switch line.  What a transformation.  This thing shoots for miles.  I can cast almost as far as a spinning rod!!!!

I need to get a 7 weight reel for my 5 weight rod though!!!  The switch line is extra thick!

Got a small wrasse in close.  Lost a fly (didnt feel anything -- probably a couta), and had a soft touch that took the tail off a flyrod size soft plastic.







Friday, April 21, 2017

After Work

Headed out after work.  Got 4 -- small.  One was on a pheasant tail 40cm behind a hopper -- the fish were up high and very finicky.  I could see larger fish ignoring everything.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter fishing

16.  Again, fishing stopped when the fish started rising to tiny, tiny flies!




Friday, April 14, 2017

Platypus Video!

Tyenna.  21.  By about 11 the fish were feeding on top to small, small flies, and I couldnt get anything, so I left at noon.

Had a platypus mooch around me while I was sitting on a rock tying a leader.

A nice fish

Platypus picture.  Then I started the video!


Sunday, April 09, 2017

Drowned Rat

Went to Bronte.  Lost a nice one.  Landed a small one.  A good take was missed as well.

The heavens openned, and we called it quits early!


Saturday, April 01, 2017

Emergency Fish

I should have checked the river flow -- the river was in borderline conditions.  I persisted to get 6.

Fishing gear chaos

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bronte with Cameron again

Drove up Saturday night to meet Cameron.  The plan was to meet him at the lake and camp together, but I arrived at 9:30 and couldnt find him, so I slept in the car.

Fished the next morning for a light touch (with a big boil as I pricked the fish).  But the water was dirty, and I had no more touches.  The wind came up.

We drove to penstock to check it out, then drove home.

A typical fishing trip with Cameron!



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Teaching Martha

Martha got 3 -- I got 6.

At the Tyenna.


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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bronte with Cameron










A couple of other fishermen.  The one on his right just caught his first trout on the fly