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west lakes 30th jan

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing' started by Michael, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Michael

    Michael New Member

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    Well en-route to West Lakes I changed my mind where I would have a fish.I drove to a street which has two small beaches .
    First beach second bam I on and off thinking this is a good omen .I continued on with Council workers digging up the reserve next to me .I landed this little 18 cm Bream
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    I had a lot of more jumps from tiny fish but no more hook ups.And with the council workers getting louder I decided to head two minutes up the road.When I got to beach number 2 a very very large excavation machine thundered past me on a truck.Perhaps it was wise to have moved.

    Took awhile for this beach a few jumps and tiny fish that spat the fly .When I got another 18 cm bream.Now I must apologise as for some reason my camera work now went out the window!!
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    Watching tiny fish attack this fly while it was stationery .I thought perhaps the larger ones would hit a moving fly .
    And while moving I got hit and landed an even smaller bream of 16 cm
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    Now a sane man would have gone home but not me :D .While families arrived in canoes and with dogs swimming .I kept wading .I put my fly out and wham bam I was on with a stonker .I thought I had set the hook but no missed it :cry:

    So one more cast as its getting onto 9am I thought and another I just kept going toward the pedestrian bridge.A few small fish popping out and then bam this one felt larger .I fought it for a short while saying don't lose this one .At first I thought it was fouled hook but it wasn't and there were 3 Bream the same size following it in !!!
    It was more like a dead weight than a fight but I landed a slightly bigger fish at 22cm.Not as large as I had hoped but here is a bad pic.

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    And with dogs and swimmers getting closer that was my morning flick.
    Four fish landed and I was happy
     
  2. bugsplat

    bugsplat New Member

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    Well done Mick, you seem to be getting more each time you go out.

    Cheers, Dave.
     
  3. Michael

    Michael New Member

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    Apr 21, 2006
    Cheers Dave
    The wind and Shrimp have been a big help:D
     

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