Stream Trout and Snake Bites

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Stream Trout and Snake Bites

Post by mazman » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:13 pm

Hey guys,

Just uploaded my latest video, had a great time fishing for trout but managed to go way closer than I'm comfortable with to being bitten by a tiger snake. Entirely my fault but it's definitely made me think about it a bit more.

https://youtu.be/KpDdkJc9_Z0

Hope you enjoy watching

Cheers Alex
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Post by Sinsemilla » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:03 pm

What a beautiful little river. Nice work Alex

Cheers, Anth

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Re: Stream Trout and Snake Bites

Post by mazman » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:14 pm

Sinsemilla wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:03 pm
What a beautiful little river. Nice work Alex

Cheers, Anth
Thanks mate, been a long time since I fished this stretch but it's as good as I remember just a bit different.
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Post by purple5ive » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:54 am

close call man, fark that for a wake up call.
nice location though and some good wild fish caught, your mate looks like he was having a ball.
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Post by fortula999 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:29 am

Nice video, what's the general area you were fishing in?

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Post by hornet » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:57 am

Get these dude ! If you fish fresh water in heavy bush these are a must have in my opinion....

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Post by hornet » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:06 pm

Many years ago I was walking along the Goulburn river looking for a clear area to have a spin, the track I was on was a narrow section made by cattle ?

Flanked on one side by a steep cliff face and the other the river, as I walked along I noticed something Glistening up ahead on the track, as I got closer it was two Large tiger snakes intertwined, I guess they were mating ?

I stopped dead on the spot when realizing what they were up to, I was about 15 feet away, as I turned slowly to walk the other way out of the corner of my eye noticed the snakes started to head towards me at a fast walking pace !

I decided to head up the face of the steep cliff face thinking that would slow them down ( stupid ? ) when I got to the top I was shaking, This encounter has scared me for life !

If I fish fresh water now it's always lakes with plenty of cleared ground, Snake proof waders or Gaiters I feel is a minimum required for anyone fishing thick bush, It's not the snakes you do see it's the ones you don't ! till it's to late and realise you've been bitten.
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Post by ducky » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:23 pm

Yeah always a bit nerve wracking.

I was fishing a trout river a few years ago and was crossing a laydown as I crossed a mate warned me of a tiger a few metres ahead. Then out from the side another came charging at us. Flicked it with the rod tip as we hauled ass backwards and it stopped. I always thought snakes gtfo’d with the sound of humans. Not the case with tigers

Stopped trout fishing in summer as a result haha

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Re: Stream Trout and Snake Bites

Post by Sinsemilla » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:22 pm

hornet wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Many years ago I was walking along the Goulburn river looking for a clear area to have a spin, the track I was on was a narrow section made by cattle ?

Flanked on one side by a steep cliff face and the other the river, as I walked along I noticed something Glistening up ahead on the track, as I got closer it was two Large tiger snakes intertwined, I guess they were mating ?

I stopped dead on the spot when realizing what they were up to, I was about 15 feet away, as I turned slowly to walk the other way out of the corner of my eye noticed the snakes started to head towards me at a fast walking pace !

I decided to head up the face of the steep cliff face thinking that would slow them down ( stupid ? ) when I got to the top I was shaking, This encounter has scared me for life !

If I fish fresh water now it's always lakes with plenty of cleared ground, Snake proof waders or Gaiters I feel is a minimum required for anyone fishing thick bush, It's not the snakes you do see it's the ones you don't ! till it's to late and realise you've been bitten.
Maybe they just wanted a threesome?

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Re: Stream Trout and Snake Bites

Post by Lightningx » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:27 pm

Great vid Alex! Thanks for sharing mate.
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