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    Sell me that rod then. Buy you a better one


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    Went to the Tekapo canals today, cold as and very little flow which always makes things hard.
    Fishing as the sun came up , softbaiting when I got a tiny little grab.
    Hooked up and really felt heavy but not to much of a scrap, 10 mins later I had a 28lb Rainbow Jack !!!!!!
    Netted , photoed and released.
    Epic fish and got a real buzz watching it swim off, quite a crowd gathered and even my shit knots held.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    Went to the Tekapo canals today, cold as and very little flow which always makes things hard.
    Fishing as the sun came up , softbaiting when I got a tiny little grab.
    Hooked up and really felt heavy but not to much of a scrap, 10 mins later I had a 28lb Rainbow Jack !!!!!!
    Netted , photoed and released.
    Epic fish and got a real buzz watching it swim off, quite a crowd gathered and even my shit knots held.
    Wheres the pictures!?
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    Ask and you shall receive.
    Horse of a fish, not to bad on an 8lb trace.
    He wasn't well hooked as the bite was so soft I hardly lifted the rod.
    Excuse the funny stance but I had nearly dropped the bugger n the first attempt to lift him and by this stage I had decided to release him ( was a close call to kill him and get it mounted ) so I didn't want to drop him.
    Low light and a stranger using my phone for the photo.

    Funny side note: The guy that took this photo had pulled in after me and was messing around getting his gear sorted. He glanced down and said " you hooked up ?" a casual yeah as at this stage it was down deep and out of sight.
    I had left my net in the car so he came down with a little trout net. We were talking away with another guy who turned up and I was cool as shit.
    Rod held high, not watching the fish and making eye contact with the other two guys when the fish broke the surface....there were a second or two of silence broken by " holy shit I need a bigger net " at which point he sprinted towards his van ( in waders )
    and was heard smashing and bashing shit out of the way in the back of the van.
    By the time he was back I had it beached ( was a shock to see the size of it ) . Netted , weighted, returned ...all I wanted was a 5lb Salmon for my lovely wife.......never caught one today, went home empty handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
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    Ask and you shall receive.
    Horse of a fish, not to bad on an 8lb trace.
    He wasn't well hooked as the bite was so soft I hardly lifted the rod.
    Excuse the funny stance but I had nearly dropped the bugger n the first attempt to lift him and by this stage I had decided to release him ( was a close call to kill him and get it mounted ) so I didn't want to drop him.
    Low light and a stranger using my phone for the photo.

    Funny side note: The guy that took this photo had pulled in after me and was messing around getting his gear sorted. He glanced down and said " you hooked up ?" a casual yeah as at this stage it was down deep and out of sight.
    I had left my net in the car so he came down with a little trout net. We were talking away with another guy who turned up and I was cool as shit.
    Rod held high, not watching the fish and making eye contact with the other two guys when the fish broke the surface....there were a second or two of silence broken by " holy shit I need a bigger net " at which point he sprinted towards his van ( in waders )
    and was heard smashing and bashing shit out of the way in the back of the van.
    By the time he was back I had it beached ( was a shock to see the size of it ) . Netted , weighted, returned ...all I wanted was a 5lb Salmon for my lovely wife.......never caught one today, went home empty handed.
    Awesome fish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
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    Ask and you shall receive.
    Horse of a fish, not to bad on an 8lb trace.
    He wasn't well hooked as the bite was so soft I hardly lifted the rod.
    Excuse the funny stance but I had nearly dropped the bugger n the first attempt to lift him and by this stage I had decided to release him ( was a close call to kill him and get it mounted ) so I didn't want to drop him.
    Low light and a stranger using my phone for the photo.

    Funny side note: The guy that took this photo had pulled in after me and was messing around getting his gear sorted. He glanced down and said " you hooked up ?" a casual yeah as at this stage it was down deep and out of sight.
    I had left my net in the car so he came down with a little trout net. We were talking away with another guy who turned up and I was cool as shit.
    Rod held high, not watching the fish and making eye contact with the other two guys when the fish broke the surface....there were a second or two of silence broken by " holy shit I need a bigger net " at which point he sprinted towards his van ( in waders )
    and was heard smashing and bashing shit out of the way in the back of the van.
    By the time he was back I had it beached ( was a shock to see the size of it ) . Netted , weighted, returned ...all I wanted was a 5lb Salmon for my lovely wife.......never caught one today, went home empty handed.
    Well done!
    Good on ya for releasing him, too faarkn ugly to look at on the wall all the time
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    Got sent some trout beads and worms from Ontario River Fishing company.
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    The local shops didn't have any jig heads smaller than 1/8 oz.
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    I found some wacky jig heads that @Pengy gave me ages ago and fitted them.
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    Had a hit on the top one this arvo but by the time I got to river tonight it was rising again.
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    them sparkly ones would be good for cod

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    them sparkly ones would be good for cod
    Probably wouldn't last long though.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    @viper ur a legend, well done...

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    6lb rainbow jack I caught today. Reddest one I have ever seen.
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    Went for a cruise out towards Oringi to the Manawatu River.
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    No luck on the worms yet.
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    Changed to the "Wedding ring promise keeper from RMC Tackle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    6lb rainbow jack I caught today. Reddest one I have ever seen.
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    Looks much bigger than 6lbs that fella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Looks much bigger than 6lbs that fella.
    Haha. Must be my wifes photographic skills. Or my scales are wrong. The guy holding it is also pretty scrawny.
    2.78kg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Haha. Must be my wifes photographic skills. Or my scales are wrong. The guy holding it is also pretty scrawny.
    2.78kg.
    Hell its been that long since I've caught trout I'm no good anyway. I spent yesterday arvo in very leaky waders trying to fish Tutira. No luck and I only got more frustrated being unable to double haul a 90' flyline. A feat I used to perform all night as a teenager on Lake Rotorua.
    The Universe is a cruel, uncaring void. The key to being happy isn't a search for meaning. It's to just keep yourself busy with unimportant nonsense, and eventually, you'll be dead. -Mr Peanutbutter

 

 

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