Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

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Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

Post by meppstas » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:38 am

Spent a couple of hours in the river today, had four hits for just the one solid rainbow (approx 600 gms) hooked which I finished up losing while messing around getting the camera out much to my disgust.. That rainbow had I landed it would have been a season best rainbow too but it wasn't to be. On the way back to the car I had a few casts in a small stream, it was there I caught & released my best trout of the season, a 1.75 gm (3 lb 13 ozs) brown that absolutely smashed the little Mepps #00 (1.5 gram) Stone Fly Bug spinner.. Thankfully the 4 lb fine Platypus Super 100 mono line held strong.. In the end I went home very happy, the fishing gods saved the day for me.. :tu:

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1.75kg wild brown trout taken on #00 Stone Fly Bug. (Large).JPG
1.75 kgs of beauty..
Totally engulfed the Bug spinner. (Large).jpg
It totally engulfed the little Bug spinner.
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A selfie before it's release.
It's on it's way..(Large) (Medium).JPG
It's on it's way
The Stone Fly Bug, a little worse for wear. (Large) (Medium).JPG
The little Stone Fly Bug, a little worse for wear..
The beast was caught here. (Large) (Medium).JPG
The beast was caught here.
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Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

Post by Irishfisherman » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:37 pm

What a cracking fish mate, and perfect condition too. To me there’s something special about the hook jawed trout. Awesome report and great pics as usual.

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Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

Post by Lightningx » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:17 pm

What a beauty Adrian!!! Very nice fish mate 😃 must have been a nice fight with that 4 lbs line?
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Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

Post by meppstas » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:19 pm

Thanks guys., large trout like that in a small stream don't come around all that often, I never bypass any waters because one never knows what may lay in them.. it's not the first time in my years of trout fishing I done it either and I still get a thrill out of it each time too.. This fish was something special as it's also the biggest trout I've picked up in this little stream, my previous bet in this stream in the twenty years I've fished it was 720 grams..
Yes it did put up a fight, with the water being so shallow put the odds in my favor though, had it been a deeper run the results may have been in the trout favor..
Just added a few more photos too, had a problem earlier as they were too large for the site..
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Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

Post by Sebb » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:26 pm

That is a big brown for a river that size. Well done Adrian :tu:
Is that really a recent photo of you Adrian?? With that big smile you look 20 years younger! :gj:
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Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

Post by meppstas » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:15 pm

Sebb wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:26 pm
That is a big brown for a river that size. Well done Adrian :tu:
Is that really a recent photo of you Adrian?? With that big smile you look 20 years younger! :gj:
Thanks Sebb, catching a fish of that size in a small stream makes one feel 20 years younger that's for sure.. :vy:

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Post by DougieK » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:17 pm

That's a great close quarters fish Meppo!
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Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

Post by Seniorfisho » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:38 pm

great looking Brown there mate, must have given you a good workout on the light gear, he looks like he's been gorging on insects for quite a few years there

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Re: Another PB wild brown trout for the season.

Post by meppstas » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:51 am

Seniorfisho wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:38 pm
great looking Brown there mate, must have given you a good workout on the light gear, he looks like he's been gorging on insects for quite a few years there
It did test the light gear out that's for sure, it was in top condition too.. over the past two months there's been some massive insect hatching happening, even that day there were thousands of black spinners hovering above the water and lots of caddis moths along the river banks.. plenty of trout food around at the moment.. great time of the season for the fly fisher.. :wt:

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