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Mike Stevens
I had an early morning trip to late in March chasing kingfish with St Helens charter operator Michael Haley.
I had previously only caught one kingfish in Tasmania, but quite a few in NZ. There had been a lot of talk about kingfish, but not much catching.
Kingfish had been around Elephant Rock at St Helens for a while, and whilst quite a few people had been catching them plenty were struggling to get any.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing -

Brumbys Creek 6/10/2012

On Saturday the 6th we got up at 3.00am to go to the first day of the Tasmanian Trout Expo. We got there around 7.15. We got our tickets and waited till we got the go ahead to find our spot then waited until it was 8.00. A few people had their first fish in the first 2 minutes. I ended up just putting my running sinker rig in an eddy but I didn't get anything. Nothing happened for the first half an hour till I thought i would check my bait. I found I had a small brightly coloured rainbow sitting on it, it would have been about 1.8 pounds but I dropped it.

I was disappointed but I stayed there tell about 3.00pm. At 10.30 I was using a lure and casting across to nearly over the other side and I was half way across the creek with my lure and I noticed my other rod bouncing around so I reeled my lure in fast then I rushed to my rod and set the hook. It took about 1 and a half minutes to land this rainbow, it weighted 1.44kg and was 53cm long, I gutted it and took it up the the weight tent happy with my catch because it was my biggest rainbow and was also the biggest trout for the day.

At 3.00pm we decided to look for a different spot and ended up in a eddy near the weight tent. I had 2 running sinker rigs in it then dad saw a rainbow down further in the same eddy that rose 4 times so I moved my line close to where is was and it picked it up and started to go off with it. I then tried to set the hook but it pulled out. I dropped my rig straight back in and got him 30 seconds later. I quickly qutted him and rushed other the the weight tent so it could be counted because it was around 3.59pm. It was .48kg and was 38cm long.

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