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Bridport Report January 2010

By Tom
We decided to head to the coast for a feed of flathead so Bridport was first choice as my father lives there.. free house overnight plus a chance to catch up with the old boy 91 years young.

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Arthurs Lake 2/1/2012

Rob and I decided to head for Arthurs yesterday and fish “gentleman’s hours” - the weather looked perfect for a big dun hatch. We arrived at around 11am and conditions were perfect around Brazendale Island– warm and overcast and a light breeze from the north.

No fly life on arrival so we thought we would fish wets until the duns came “on” – which never happened. Not a dun was seen all around the Island at our traditional hotspots. Our only dry fly work was when we got a couple of sippers in close in some sheltered water.
We wondered if things may have been better in the Cowpaddock where the water is shallower?
A good day was had regardless and we left the lake late afternoon with 8 ranging between 1 - 2 and a half pounds. All good condition and orange flesh apart from one “eel”.
Roger Mies

Hi Roger, great to hear you are out and about amongst them and thanks for the report, 8 is still a good day out in anyones language. I have placed you in the draw for the Rapala lures.
The only other reports I have from up that way at the moment was from Johnny Dekkers who managed three from Ada, and found the going tough and then he and his mate fished Augusta for one fish, (the wind beat them there though).
Mike Steven's caught three from three casts at Ada a couple of days ago, so the fishing seems to be "right place at the right time" at the minute.
Dale Howard  rang me this morning and is up at Augusta as we speak, said it is blowing a gale but was going to have a crack anyway, so hopefully we will get a report from him tonight.
Presidents Jim and Virginia are heading up to the Cowpaddock with the Orange bead head and they are determined to show Rob that they will work up there sometime this season (lol) so look out for the report and photos......"hopefully" he said .


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