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I lost a big trout today - Footage captured

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing' started by Alan Bonnici, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Alan Bonnici

    Alan Bonnici New Member

    Feb 5, 2019
    Video footage can be seen here -

    I bet everyone has a cool story they can share about a good fish that they have recently lost. I just missed out on catching a very large trout today which I managed to capture on my GoPro. I cast my metal lure out and a few seconds later the trout hit it really hard. I battled it for a few minutes, with some intense moments as the trout continually leapt out of the water and then it finally spat the hook only meters away from me.

    I landed one about the same size last year which managed to get me on the cover of a fishing mag, Clearly, I was shattered. That feeling when you lose a big fish, and how you relive those last moments over and over in your head, and what you could have done differently.

    Again, I bet many here have great stories they can share.

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  2. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2016
    Yep, been there done that, not with a trout (yet to catch a trout, but it will happen), but I've gone head to head with a big barra that tail walked right up to the side of the boat and then with one helluva flick of the tail she smacked the lure clean out of her gob. I reckon she was around the 1.2 metre mark, my biggest ever and I lost her - I was totally gutted. I relived the event numerous times to try and work out where I stuffed up and never did come up with an answer.

    BTW, good video Alan.

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  3. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    X2. Cheers, creekboy.
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  4. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2016
    Been there , done that too. Numerous times. First marlin out off Montagu Island went down that road as did the biggest trout (probably) I've ever met in Australia. First big flattie did similar. It was close to a metre. Who said grown men don't cry?
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