Donkey Bream

Scrapped my plans to go wide and took the dinghy up to Basso for a solo  hardbody bream sesh. Launch from Fishmarket ramp and changed things up by heading down river around the Helena rivermouth and scored a fat little rat on my 3rd cast.

Spent the next 90 mins casting into snags, along flats, under reeds and trolled some flats and didn't get so much as a hit and the baitfish were casually floating about with no tide running which is never a good sign.

Decided to head up to my usual ground and there were about 5 crew in kayaks fishing baits and getting no action. Tried a few of my marked spots for nothing so packed up and trolled some flats with the electric motor on the way back and caught a small billy grunter. 

Chucked out again and got a snag so stopped to sort it and the snag started peeling line off my little 1000. Knowing I was on flats I knew I could play him with my 6lb line and had a great little battle in front of an audience. I sighted him and thought it may be a PB but he was 1cm short at 37cm.

A quick pic and he went back in much to the surprise of the kayak crew.

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 very nice size. would have

Sat, 2019-01-12 12:57

 very nice size. would have been aprox 1 1/2 kg by guess

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Nice

Sat, 2019-01-12 15:44

 

 

Nice fish Frosty well done, and even better for the release.

 

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Nice fish! Was on the river

Sat, 2019-01-12 15:56

Nice fish! Was on the river this morning and struggled to get any bream over 25. Only soapies. Was gonna head up that way too.

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Cheers lads. Was a pleasure

Sat, 2019-01-12 22:52

Cheers lads. Was a pleasure to do battle with and release this old river dog

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Sun, 2019-01-13 15:22

Ole blue nose 

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