Well the Tassie trout season began again on saturday so on Friday I had the yak in the car, the gear set up and all ready for the big day. Unfortunately I managed to come down with something (food poisoning?) on friday night after work so I missed the planned early start and was still feeling pretty ill on saturday. Nonetheless all was ready so as I was feeling a bit better about 12:30 I headed out to hadspen for a sesh on the south esk. The river was higher than expected, flowing pretty quick and a little dirty but certainly fishable. I decided to drift down to the meander juction and fish that smaller river as the current is much less and i didn't want to exert myself to much. I started feeling pretty awful almost straight after launching with an overwhelming desire to do a bit of berleying (illegal in tassie freshwater :lol: ) but I stuck it out for a little bit to score my first trout (and yak trout) for the season, a little 34.5cm brownie. Mission accomplished, I then had an overly taxing paddle back upstream to the car (this isn't normally an issue but I certainly felt it in my stomach on Saturday). Still the trout season's account is open so I'm happy.
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