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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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Four Springs 15/8/2013

I met my friend John and his junior angler @ Foursey today, keen to break my recent “Trout drought”. By lunchtime Lachlan had landed one, John had dropped one, and I’d had just one hit but no hookup. My companions had to leave early afternoon, but I stayed on.

Wondering if there was a market for slightly used trout licenses, and promising my next trip would be for bream, or flathead, or squid, I finally hooked and landed a good fat ‘bow. Happy that I had dinner, I headed back to the ramp, trolling a couple of lures as I do, when a nice brown decided to jump onto my lure too!

My PB brown, and my best (non-stockie) rainbow, both in one day. Stoked!

 

 
 
 

 

 

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