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Tiny creeks and sea run trout - Christopher Bassano

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Christopher Bassano fishes over 250 days a year. This interview was recorded just before he headed off to fish for Australia in the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway 14-17 August 2013.

I live on a small stream and at the start of the season I like to go off on a bit of a discovery mission and fish the headwaters of the creeks and rivers I feel an affinity with.

These small rivers include the St Pats, Meander, Forester, Little Forester and others. The further up you go on these rivers the clearer and lower the levels. They are often less affected by the rain and runoff and you get some good opportunities. Get as close to the source as you can and you will find some good dry fly fishing. Don’t limit yourself to those I have mentioned. Most headwaters will hold trout.

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Huntsman Lake 13-02-2010

Hi all, Just got back from and impromptu trip to the Huntsman with my family a couple of mates and their families.
What a fantastic looking water this is, they definitely got this one right when they established it.
We all caught fish although most were returned to fight another day with only three kept as smokers.
All the fish are in fantastic condition (although on the smallish side) but because they are "little plumpers" as my daughters call them, they give a good account of themselves whilst on the end of a line.
All fish caught trolling.
Only out there for a couple of hours and as an added bonus we had the entire lake to ourselves,we then followed it up with an onsite BBQ, a couple of beers, a bit of stirring and then home.
Not a bad evening , I reckon.
cheers, Todd


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