Hook up caught on camera..

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Hook up caught on camera..

Postby meppstas » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:27 am

Meander River still running a little high & very cold.

Arrived at the river at 11:30 am today to find it was still running higher than I would have liked but thought it was still worth hopping in for a spin session. Once in it I soon realised how cold the water was as my feet and legs felt it within the first couple of minutes. I thought I'd start off with a small Mepps #00 copper black fury mainly because the water was fairly clear. If that didn't work on the trout then I'd change to a brighter coloured spinner. It took close on an hour before I had my first follow from a solid brown which took the spinner when it was about 10 feet from me. It was a solid 1.3 kg fish and in good condition, quick photo & it was back in the river.. Thirty minutes later I had my second brown in the net and that was the last sign of a trout it's release. I was lucky enough to catch the hook up on my camera that I had set up on the river bank with the timer on, it caught the cast, retrieve and the hook up. I fished on for another hour without any signs of a trout so called it a day.. The weather was absolutely beautiful too, a great day to be in the water for sure..

cheers
Adrian
1.3 kg Meander Brown (Medium).jpg
The 1.3 kg brown... first of the day..

About to cast the Mepps spinner, Meander River.. (Medium).JPG
About to cast the black fury spinner..

Casting the Mepps, Meander River.. (Medium).JPG
The spinners on it's way..

Retrieving the Mepps spinner, Meander River.. (Medium).JPG
Retrieving the spinner..

Spin fishing, Meander River.. (Medium).JPG
Just before the trout takes the spinner..

Trout just took the Mepps spinner, Meander River.. (Medium).JPG
The hook up...

540gm Brown taken in the Meander River. (Medium).jpg
The trout is landed..

The Meander River running a little high... (Medium).JPG
Beautiful conditions to be in a river even as cold as it was..
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Re: Hook up caught on camera..

Postby Lightningx » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:18 pm

Nice work Adrian.
That first trout you caught is a beauty and looks like it was in great condition.
Great pics as always :)
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Re: Hook up caught on camera..

Postby russellh2 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:21 pm

Great Pictures and report as always Adrian.

Cold feet are the worst when fishing - Might be time to invest in a pair of Heated Socks - Have a look on Ebay

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Re: Hook up caught on camera..

Postby smile0784 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:23 pm

Great pics again mate

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Re: Hook up caught on camera..

Postby guppie12 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:35 pm

Great photos mate

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Re: Hook up caught on camera..

Postby Texas » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:39 pm

Great stuff Adrian
That water looks like it's pushing reasonably hard too
2 more down, only 600 to go
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Re: Hook up caught on camera..

Postby StarrangerAU » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:51 am

What a fabulous looking piece of water.... and you've landed two as well for your efforts.
If you keep posting these wonderful pics I will soon be converting to freshwater.

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Re: Hook up caught on camera..

Postby meppstas » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:03 pm

Thanks guys, the rivers are running so cold at the moment and they are slowing dropping in level which is good to see.. The river was running higher than Id have liked as well and it was pushing pretty hard as well Gra... I had to bypass several areas too because they were running to hard and not safe for wading.. A lot of snow water coming down & to make it worse it snowed again last night.. I feel I was lucky to catch two trout on the day..

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Adrian
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