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Great day in the river with a good mate..

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Had a great day in the river with good mate (Clint) today, it was a fun day with quite a few trout being caught and released. I came across a snake while on my hands and knees making my way through some thick bush to reach the river. It headed of into the river before turning around and headed back to the rivers edge. Very cold water stopped it from crossing to the other side.. I finished the day catching & releasing 8 browns as well as losing a few others on the way. Also had quite a lot of hits & misses during the session too.. Not sure how many Clint caught but I reckon it would have been around a dozen or so as well as hooking and losing a few too. Some trout were very aggressive where as others were on the fussy side.. Seven of the browns I caught were taken on the Greedy Guts bloody tiger prawn hard body that I picked up from www.masterangler.com.au (check out their site, well worth the visit) & my my last brown was taken on a Mepps #00 gold Aglia.. I should have used the little gold Aglia earlier in a fast water run too as I had several hits from trout in it but was too slack to make the change..1f621.png?
The last photo, well it's a threesome by the looks of it..1f923.png?
Cheers
Adrian (meppstas)

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Surprise.. surprise.. not what I was expecting to see while on my hands & knees..

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A few of the browns taken on the bloody tiger prawn..

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Where I should have used the Gold Aglia blade spinner..

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Clint, getting a little on the deep side here..

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Now he thinks he's a Ninja..

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Looks like a threesome to me..

cheers

Adrian

 

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I used to do a runner once Moons but have become used to them now and they don't bother me all that much any more.. Had plenty of scares with them (the Brown & Red Bellied black snakes) over the many years when I used to fish the Finniss River in the Yundi area when I lived & trout fished in Sth Aust. They were every where along that river during the warmer days.. 

cheers

Adrian

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Actually that snake I thought was a Tiger Snake got me thinking the more I looked at the photo which I have as my screen saver for now.. I know the Tiger snakes here in Tassie are much darker (even black) than the mainland Tigers so I did some checking up and I reckon it's a Lowland Copper Head snake & not a Tiger snake.. the red colour on the lower side of it & the lighter colour of it's head was what got me thinking, doesn't really matter both can still bite any way..

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Adrian

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Lowland Copper Head is what I reckon it is..

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Tasmanian Tiger snake, much pointier head as well..

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