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From garden worm to Woolly Worm Presented from Issue 93 by Peter Broomhall

The little pistol grip fishing rod complete with its Abumatic closed face spinning reel rests neatly in the crook of a forked stick that has been pushed into muddy ground slowly being inundated by the rising river waters. Soon the rod tip gives a slight bounce, a pause and then a more urgent bounce was noticed. The loop of line near the reel is pulled out from under the stick and soon line is peeling out through the guides. This action on the rod and line quickly brings the teenage angler to attention. He knows that another fat Mersey River brown trout has succumbed to his earthworm bait that had been cast into the flooded river backwater only minutes earlier. Given plenty of time to completely swallow the worm the trout is then hooked, quickly played and then unceremoniously dragged from the water. This trout is quickly despatched and then added to the string of others hanging from a nearby willow tree branch.

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Lake Augusta 22/12/2011

Oh what a day! Arrived at Lake Augusta at 8 am this morning to find the most perfect conditions a bloke could ask for on his Christmas “wind down”. Over the space of the morning I managed to net 19 fish wading the shore, all in lovely condition.
All were browns, not a rainbow to be seen.

Fish were caught on a parachute dun with a small nymph suspended about 6 inches under it, I dropped a few fish too.
That being said, I never had one refusal and can’t wait to get back up there.
All fish were caught wading, (which by the way have a leak right in the crotch )....this is very "refreshing" at 8 am!!
Merry Christmas to all and tight lines.
regards. Mark

 

 

 

 


 

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