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Twigg'n Tas

Post by Tyenna Dave » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:52 pm

Had a look at a creek that i drive over quite often and never though to fish .
Today was the day with the Tyenna still mercy and me returning from Slowbart :D
I didn't have my short rod but used the 9' stick .
Parked on the main road and got suited up with a few strange looks .
I am still amazed that so few Tasweign's know why i would be donning on a pair of waders next to a creek .The looks you get crazysmilie
Stepped into the crekk and threw up a little #16 f-fly and it was rejected twice which was surprisisng in that it actually got rejected and that there was a few fish in the system .
I changed up to a Royal Wulff to float the grey nymph and first cast we were on .
Not a big'n but great fun none the less .
Caught quite a few more fish before stumbling upon this little fella .
Looked to me to be a sea-runner with the silvery appearance and also the scales falling off at a touch .
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Missed another nice one not long after and landed another .
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Still chuffed with the size of the fish i had encountered the concentration was low .
Gazing upstream i see a tail appear in the next run .
Bugger the other fish i thought and moved up into position .
Lots of overhang but i managed to hit the spot first cast which was great .
The fish had a breif look at the Wulff and went back down .
Thinking that was it i seen a flash as the fish must have turned .
I did'n't wait for the dry fly to indicate the take but just struck in hope that he was there !
And he was ,which made for mayhem in the little water .
I also only had him on 3lb flouro carbon so i was lucky .
Love the beeky bucks !
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!8 fish for a small stream was quite a surprise .
Thought i was in the Tyenna at times yay
I will be back there for sure !
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Re: Twigg'n Tas

Post by Mzuri3 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:03 pm

Great article Dave, you are a true fisherman, it's great to see that you have discovered a hidden joy of a stream. Others may beg to differ, but it is great catching the smaller specimens of our game fish too. They may not have the weight, but they sure can be acrobatic in the shallow streams and great fun on cobweb tackle.

Victoria has a few mountain streams similar to yours with an abundance of small trout, and as they are only a foot deep in most places, the majority of anglers pass em by , which is good for us I suppose.

Any freshwater blackfish in the stream in question, have you ever caught one on an artificial?

I have heard rumours that Tassie has some thumpers.

Looking forward to your next article.

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Post by Tyenna Dave » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:31 pm

Thanx Robin !
The twig water is a real joy on the fly and it does open up alot more water than the lures would .
I did grow up in Vico fishing the Goulburn around Molesworth and surrounding streams .
There is some great water around those parts and plenty of water for the next season or two by the looks of it thumbsupsmilie
We do also have the Black Fish here .
I have heard that Cluny's Lagoon (Tas) is the place to get one on fly . droolsmilie
Maybe one day i will get lucky !
The locals drop a worm in just before a thunder storm .
Apparently they go nuts just before the storm hits .
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Re: Twigg'n Tas

Post by MXB » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:29 am

@Tyenna Dave . . .

Very rewarding twiggin' the small streams and requires a bit of skillful (or lucky) casts with the 9 footer in those tight spots. clapclap

Some good size to a couple of those fish and more excellent photos.

Maybe we can target some 'slimeys' (freshwater blackfish) on my next visit? Sounds like a good challenge and better than the pesky perch we got with the lures at Clunys!!

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Post by Tyenna Dave » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:09 pm

No lucky casts here MXB :D
Well, maybe a few !
I always thought catching a Slimey meant drowning a worm .
Now i know they take a fly i may have to investigate !
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Post by Mzuri3 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:41 pm

Dave

Once you have eaten a slimey, I reckon you wouldn't care what method that you would use to catch one, whether it be bait, lure, or fly, they are absolutely delicious.

droolsmilie

Just gotta ensure that you only take a couple for the table, as rumours have it that it is pretty easy to fish them out completely, and you wouldn't what that. Keep the locations secret too.

When bait fishing on dusk, they take March/Horse Flies buzzing on the surface, and after dark, maggots suspended under floats work a lot better than scrub worms fished on the bottom. Perhaps you can try a fly pattern to resemble these critters, or possibly a cricket resembling fly.

Wish you luck with the fly.

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Post by Tyenna Dave » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:46 pm

Thanx for the slimet Tips Robin !
We do have an abundance of the things with them right through most sytems around here .
The old locals do love em :)
Will have to try one on the plate one day .
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Post by MXB » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:25 am

@Tyenna Dave & Mzuri . . .

I caught one many years ago in the Snowy Mountains of NSW and didn't know what it was at the time and was later told it was freshwater blackfish.
It was released back into the river . . . not sure I could eat one nowadays knowing that they are endangered and grow so slowly.
But would be very interested in targeting them using blowfly imitations or even better drowned blowfly imitations me thinks thumbsupsmilie
Tassie has a healthy population of them too
Another fishing challenge to tick off in the future!

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Re: Twigg'n Tas

Post by MXB » Mon May 09, 2011 10:14 am

On a recent trip fishing with TD showing me how it is done. Indicator nymphing is a great way to fish.
I've got a lot to learn and definetely need to lose some bad habits from saltwater slap and strip fly fishing.
Did manage a few fish tho' in skinny water;

This one took the Bi Visible Wulff

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