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Silver trevally on soft plastics

Jamie Henderson

In the last few years we have seen a revolution in fishing techniques in the way soft plastic lures have opened up fisheries not normally associated with this style of fishing. Light tackle sport fishing has, seemingly taken over our inshore and estuary fishing areas. And some species not normally targeted as a "Sportfish" have turned full circle and become almost iconic with this form of fishing.

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Tyenna River 23/9/2012

Another day at the Tyenna had me land this 10.5lb solid buck brown..
Just a short stroll from the main Derwent River itself, a quiet little spot had me hooked straight away as I stood looking through the thick scrub at two very nice fish from what I could make out two very nice size females est 5-8lb.

As that proved to hard to even throw a line a frustrated walk along a bit further I found a spot still a bit overgrown but fishable, and it wasn't long before i was casting at yet another nice female fish. Around five or six casts at the fish in which the fish was not even the slightest bit interested, was when I just brought the lure back past the fish again and out of nowhere bang I was on but not the fish i was casting at but a solid buck brown. It wasnt a long battle but it wasn't the easiest as the fish wasn't giving up dertermend to get out into the faster flowing current of the river a few slight grabs of the reel to try and hold the fish just proved enough to turn the fish and for a clean net. A  quick weigh of the fish (10.5lb) and a handfull of photos had this buck well on his way. Well to the taxidermist anyhow.
Cheers, Daniel.

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