Back water gives up the first trout for the season...

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Back water gives up the first trout for the season...

Postby meppstas » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:57 pm

Back water gives up the first trout of the season..

With it still overcast, cool and light rain falling I decided that this hanging around waiting for the weather to clear up was over. I headed off to the Mersey River to fish a small stretch of back water that I felt would be holding at least one trout and may one or two more.. After arriving at the river I saw it was still running high and very fast then after a fifteen minute walk I was finally in the backwater at 10:15 am. This back water is now only around 60 metres long now as the 2016 June floods changed it from a 200 metre stretch to what it is today. Still there was plenty of water belting down through it and it wasn't long before I was in there flicking a #0 Mepps Aglia Tiger Fluoro spinner around.
Mersey River, Merseylea.. 6525 (Medium).JPG
Still too much water coming down the Mersey..

Plenty of back water here, Merseylea.. 6573 (Medium).JPG
Plenty of flow in the back water..


The first fifteen metres things were quiet until I came to a nice shallow flat water which I was sure would be holding a trout. It only took one cast into it and two turns of the reel handle before the Aglia was snapped up by a solid brown. After a short tussle I soon had a well conditioned brown in the net, photographed and back in the back water. I did weigh it while it was still in the net, after deducting the net weight of 400 grams off the total weight it came up at 590 grams.. There was still light rain falling and it was looking pretty gloomy to the North West so I quickly fished my way up through the back water without having a single touch or follow. I was in the back water at the car by 11:50 am and headed for home. So I may have only caught the one brown this morning but it was good to get the first of the 2018-19 trout season on the board..
Back water that gave up the first trout of the 2018-19 season, Merseylea.. 6572 (Medium).JPG
First trout of the season caught here..

First trout of the 2018-19 season, Merseylea.. 6565 (Medium).JPG
First trout for 2018-19...

First trout of the 2018-19 season, Merseylea.. 6566 (Medium).JPG
The Tiger Fluoro did the job..

Main stream flowing into back water, Merseylea.. 6576 (Medium).JPG
Mersey Spills into back water area..

Nice 590 gram Mersey brown, Merseylea..6569 (Medium).JPG
The old fart & the fish...


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Re: Back water gives up the first trout for the season...

Postby Boonanza » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:42 pm

Nice fish to start the season mate :thumbsup:
Water is the most essential element of life, because without water you can’t go fishing. :water:

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Postby Lightningx » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:41 pm

Great report and pics as always mate.
That’s a very nice brown to start the season off for you.
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Re: Back water gives up the first trout for the season...

Postby Texas » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:44 pm

Beautifully coloured fish, Adrian
I see a book in the making, titled "old fart and the fish" (10% royalties thanks)
Cheers Gra

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Postby smile0784 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:55 pm

Good start to the season
Well done

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Postby meppstas » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:14 pm

Texas wrote:Beautifully coloured fish, Adrian
I see a book in the making, titled "old fart and the fish" (10% royalties thanks)
Cheers Gra


Thanks guys... now that sounds like a good book title too Gra.. 10% sounds fair enough.. :-D

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Re: Back water gives up the first trout for the season...

Postby Texas » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:01 pm

Adrian, some bloke named Hemingway made a bit out of books
I love " old man and the sea ???"
"Old man of the meander" we're on fire
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Postby meppstas » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:53 pm

Texas wrote:Adrian, some bloke named Hemingway made a bit out of books
I love " old man and the sea ???"
"Old man of the meander" we're on fire
Gra


You're on fire tonight Gra.... :a_goodjob:
hope it never takes me as long to land a trout as it did that Marlin the old man caught.. :-D still if it does take me that long it would be one hell of a sized trout.. :super:

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Re: Back water gives up the first trout for the season...

Postby Sinsemilla » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:44 pm

Nice start Adrian. I can't wait for the trout season to open!

Cheers, Anth

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Re: Back water gives up the first trout for the season...

Postby meppstas » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:55 am

You haven't got long to wait now Anth, will soon be here mate...

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