Headed off again this afternoon for another of those late spin sessions I've been having lately on the Mersey River. The conditions were perfect once again with very little breeze and clear skies. I started off with a rapala in a deeper run before moving onto the fast water stretches. It worked out reasonably well as I did manage to pick up two nice browns on it.
Once in the fast water it was on with the #00 black fury. It took a while before I finally picked up another brown, that was followed up with a nice rainbow trout. There were a few trout jumping in a few areas on the river, so they're in the area which is good. I was having a few hit and misses as I worked my way upstream when I noticed a bit of movement in a shallow flat water along the side of the river.
I flicked the spinner directly upstream, with just one turn of the reel I had a fish take the lure. This was a solid brown and it was taken in just four inches of water. I did the same thing in the next two small shallow runs on the same side of the river and had two more hook ups of which just the one brown was caught and released.
I landed the first of the two takes and lost the second when it leapt from the river and tossed the spinner.I had now been fishing for just over two hours and the light was fading fast as the sun was starting to set. I thought I would fish another two hundred meters of river then call it a day.
Well over that distance I hooked and lost three browns in a row and also had two hit and misses. What could have been a great finish to the session turned into a disappointing one in the end. Still it has taken me that much closer to reaching the target I have set myself before the end of the season. It looks like the late session are the go at the moment.
Rainbow brown trout caught here Mersey River
Two browns caught in this run Mersey River
This brown was caught in 4 inches of water Mersey River
Top colours in this Mersey River wild rainbow trout Kimberley
Wild rainbow trout Mersey River