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Fishing on the Wild Side

Fishing on the Wild Side

Mike Fry doesn’t only live on the Wild Side of Tasmania, but also goes fishing in probably the wildest boat ever to troll for trout—certainly in Tasmania. 
When your mate says ‘What are you doing tomorrow, want to come up the Gordon for the night?’ it would be pretty hard to say anything else except “you bet” and start checking out your tackle box and packing your overnight bag. But if your mate was Troy Grining and he wanted to give his new 52ft, high speed cruiser a run across Macquarie Harbour, test the new onboard dory with a chance of landing a nice Gordon River Brown you would have to feel privileged. I didn’t say anything about getting on my hands and knees and kissing his feet…just having a lend of ya’ but I did feel very appreciative.

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Brushy Lagoon August 3rd 2011

Went to Four Springs yesterday for the final test run of the Purdon. On our way home called into JJ's Bakery at Longford for a coffee, while there an Inland Fisheries ute and trailer pulled up out the front with tanks on. They also came in for a coffee I happened to say to one of them "Have you been dumping fish somewhere." to which he replied, "They had been to... ... Brushy Lagoon and released some good fish in there" Victor asked, "Any big ones?". They replied "They put rainbows up to 8 Kg. in there." So it didn't take us long to decide where to fish today. Arrived around 8 o'clock I went out in the Purdon with my Fly rod and Victor fished on the dam wall with a Spin rod. We were there a short while and Victor hooked  17 LB. rainbow, took ages to get in because he has just respooled his reel with 4Lb. braid and a 6Lb. leader. Soon after I had some luck with a 10Lb. rainbow which on the fly takes a while to get in. To top it off Victor then hooked and landed a 20Lb. rainbow which also took ages to get in. What a day to start our season. Love to go back tomorrow but Vic has to go to Lewis Marine to pick up his hornet, which has been in getting its yearly service.See you all tommorrow arvo at Tooms.
Regards Presidents, Vic and Rose



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