Mersey River Trout Opening Report

I fished the Mersey Saturday from the road bridge at Latrobe down into the tidal reaches, thanks to the recent stocking from the fisheries the fishing was good. I landed 6 between 1 to 2.5 pound on berkley smelt pearl and grey 4 inch plastics, good mate Andy mixed it up lure wise and landed one so it's safe to say that they are a stand out lure, they look anything but a trout lure but who can argue with results.

I lost 8 but can't complain, fish were holding in front and below the rapids as textbook locations down were the river forks, not in the deeper water just below the bridge where traditional fish are usually found.  This may change once the weather warms and people start swimming there dogs there so don't neglect this water in coming months, whitebait showing up already and 1 of the fish I caught was a sea runner so will fire up more yet.

Leigh C.




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