Redfin

 I just got back from a 4 night trip to the pemberton area targeting redfin and thought I'd share the results. I spent alot of time kayaking and Bush bashing to secluded spots but most of the fish came from very easily accessible spots while fishing from the banks. All up we landed about 35 redfin, all but 2 or 3 were 35cm+. Also managed 2 nice rainbows one from the lefroy and one from the Warren. I was hoping I'd get to tangle with my first brown this trip but unfortunately no joy there although the reds more than made up for it

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wow. solid fish! good

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:02

wow. solid fish! good effort!

what are they like to eat? have never tried for them before, but am keen to give it a crack!

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 Beautiful eating mate, nice

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:09

 Beautiful eating mate, nice white flakey meat. Much better than trout IMO

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Nice work mate

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:08

What were your results fishing for them at night? I've heard they don't really bight at night but have never really tried myself.

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That fish was caught on

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:11

That fish was caught on sunset. I've never caught a redfin in the dark, I believe they 'sleep' at night 

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Ok

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:13

 Thanks mate.

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 Great work!

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:20

 Great work!

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Solid fish, well

Wed, 2019-11-06 12:05

Solid fish, well done....looks very peaceful and relaxing for sure!

Ive heard there good eating, they freeze ok ?

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Top eating and yep they are

Wed, 2019-11-06 12:16

Top eating and yep they are fine to freeze, I have about 3 kilo in the freezer at the moment 

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 Nice work mate! What were

Thu, 2019-11-07 15:00

 Nice work mate! What were you catching them on?

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 Softies, mainly Zman grubs

Fri, 2019-11-08 07:13

 Softies, mainly Zman grubs

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 I've fished that exact spot

Thu, 2019-11-07 15:40

 I've fished that exact spot for zero in previous years. Either I'm doing something wrong or my timing was out!

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 I also had no luck where

Fri, 2019-11-08 07:13

 I also had no luck where that photo is taken, but a short walk from there produced good fish 

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 Sounds like I just need to

Fri, 2019-11-08 10:13

 Sounds like I just need to walk more! That's always a big part of fishing down there.