Honeymoon Pool

Went to honeymoon pool this arvo hoping for a couple of trout and or redfin but forgot about the fact that it was a long weekend so there was a big crowd. But despite the people i flicked a couple of celtars out around the decking not expecting to hook a fish with all of the comotion and was right. So i moved up stream about 40 metres onto an island sort of thing in the middle to acces a nice deep and fairly fast stretch of river with a big old log running from one side or the other submerged under the water. I flicked a couple of casts down stream and slowly brought the spinner in againt the current hoping to attract a fish from down stream or somewere nearby. But i only saw a tiny little rainbow trout come in after it. So the next cast i put further upstream and brought it down and swam the red celta spinner along the big log hoping for some action but again, nothing. But finally after about 10-15 more casts upstream and down past the log i saw what looked like a brown trout of about 30-35cms follow in the spinner and then lose interest right at the end. Anyway acouple more flicks into the same area finally got him, he shot out from further upstream and followed the lure with more enthusiasm than before so i slowed the spinner down but kept it spinning and he smashed it. There was a rush of exitement as i felt the tension of the line get stronger. The trout put on a fare show he jumped a couple of times into the air as i brought him in and right as i was about to grab the line above the lure to land the fish he flicked once more and freed himself from the hook and swam away... I went further downstream from the decking where i found some really nice spots for trout. I saw a couple more small ones follow in and then was called to go back to the car...

So in the end i hooked one fish and saw multiple duvenille fish so overall a good sighn for the trout fishing at honeymoon pool. Taking into consideration that hundreds of people had camped and fished there since the long weekend started on christmass day. I would have taken some pictures but my camera is having some technical problems at the moment.

CHEERS REDFIN 4 LIFE

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Matt T's picture

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Great day.

Mon, 2009-12-28 18:52

Sounds like fun mate, shame you didn't get a pic or two. I would really like to have a few casts there while i'm on holidays.

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Yea its a nice spot,

Mon, 2009-12-28 18:57

Yea its a nice spot, unfortunatelly only had about an hour there. It was packed!

 Have you been in there before mate?

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No

Mon, 2009-12-28 19:23

I'm yet to have a serious go at freshwater. Mate, if you got a few follows and landed one in an hour - you're doing all right.

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Technically

Mon, 2009-12-28 19:25

i only half landed the fish if we are speaking in technical terms Frown haha

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Matt T's picture

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Oh well

Mon, 2009-12-28 19:29

Not to worry mate - next time you'll have him on the barbie!

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Hopefully

Mon, 2009-12-28 19:57

Thanks mate. Never got a size one in the collie river seen a couple of rainbows of about 40-50cms following lures in and even grabbing someones leftover chicken bone that the put in the water. And ive seen one ripper redfin around 45cms with a belly like father christmass in a special pool below the wellington dam but never hooked one there.

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