Tannin water trout..

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Tannin water trout..

Post by meppstas » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:18 pm

This trip was yesterday, dark tannin water after recent rain was the reason I headed to this river. Once there I found it was much darker than I would have preferred it to be. Couldn't see the river bottom in 18 inches & deeper water, had to slowly work my way up the river. Still spent several hours in it chasing trout which were few & far between. It was foggy when I first hit the water, it didn't last all that long which was good. I'll certainly be heading back there in a week or two, shame the solid 835 gram brown couldn't be released due to gill damage. I dropped it off to a dear old lady up the road from us who originally comes from Scotland.. She loves her trout..I've only kept three trout this season from the 360+ caught so far which isn't too bad. All six trout were taken on Mepps Aglia Furia & Black Fury lures..
As much as I hate the blackberry bushes that are spreading across the land here Tassie, this is the only time of the year they're useful..

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Early morning fog on the river.
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835 gram brown, sadly had gill damage & couldn't be released..
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Nice dark tannin fast water.
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Plump little wild brown trout.
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Trout taken here with a cast parallel to the river bank.
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Small brown fell to the Aglia Furia.
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Breakfast, fresh blackberries..
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Post by Lightningx » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:58 pm

Great report and pics as always mate!
I’m sure the old lady appreciated you dropping off the fish for her :P
Those black berries look delicious :thumbsup:

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Post by meppstas » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm

Lightningx wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Great report and pics as always mate!
I’m sure the old lady appreciated you dropping off the fish for her :P
Those black berries look delicious :thumbsup:
Thanks LX,
Betty had a big smile on her face when she saw me walking up her driveway, she also lived in Sth Aust (Bellview Heights) for 30 years when she first moved to Australia from Scotland.. before moving to Tassie 20+ years ago,,
Those blackberries were nice & cold, juicy & sweet, I had four handfuls of them..

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Post by smile0784 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:22 pm

Great report mate

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Post by Seb85 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:33 pm

Mate, you're living the dream!
If i got a job offer in TAS, I'd finish packing up before I could finish my first beer.
Nice photos, nice fish. Trout heaven over there.

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Post by meppstas » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:24 pm

Seb85 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Mate, you're living the dream!
If i got a job offer in TAS, I'd finish packing up before I could finish my first beer.
Nice photos, nice fish. Trout heaven over there.
Yes, living the dream here for sure.. :fish22:

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Re: Tannin water trout..

Post by Brownie » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:57 pm

Good one. I've never had a great deal of luck in tannin water. Fish usually seem super sluggish, give a slow kind of whatever follow then slowly peel off. Low oxygen, lot of leaves and foliage breaking down in the water. But for me it's been in no flow water. Suppose if there is at least some flow, even minimal, there is some oxygen replenishment. My mum, now gone, loved trout so whenever I caught some she got some. The smile on her face was priceless so I can imagine the friend of yours being the same. :thumbsup:

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Post by Bugatti » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:24 pm

Another great trip out Adrian, great report and as always awesome pictorial journey you bring us on. It may not have been ideal, not withstanding Betty's dinner, very generous of you, but six trout is very respectable, definitely 6 more than my tally.

This Little Old Lady, Jan & Dean sang about the one from Pasadena, Betty might have been their follow up song about the one from Sheffield

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Or is Betty a bit more rambunctious?

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Mother nature rewarding you Adrian, with a succulent tasty breakfast , , , , which brings me to , , , ,

meppstas wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Lightningx wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Great report and pics as always mate!
I’m sure the old lady appreciated you dropping off the fish for her :P
Those black berries look delicious :thumbsup:
Thanks LX,
Betty had a big smile on her face when she saw me walking up her driveway, she also lived in Sth Aust (Bellview Heights) for 30 years when she first moved to Australia from Scotland.. before moving to Tassie 20+ years ago,,
Those blackberries were nice & cold, juicy & sweet, I had four handfuls of them..

cheers
Adrian
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There is no mention of Blackberries finding their way for Pam's breakfast , , , , BUT knowing the bloke you are, I bet the pick of the Blackberries did get to Pam AND with an accompanied batch of meppstas golden pancakes.


Thanks Adrian, always love your adventures and the reports.

Cheers Bill

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Post by meppstas » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:44 pm

Thanks Bill,
sorry the blackberries never made it home... :-D :-D

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