Testimonials

2012 - November

Adrian Webb

Location:Mersey River, Kimberley, Tasmania, Australia
Product:Black Fury Ultra Lites
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:The morning started off with heavy cloud and very cool conditions, but, it looked good for a trip to the Mersey River for a spin session. So, after a coffee at the local bakery and a chat, I finally headed off and hit the river at 8:45am and found it to be a little higher due to some decent rains a couple of days ago. Water was only a little discoloured and, yes, the river bottom was covered in algae and as slippery as, well you know! The conditions here at Kimberley were warmer than Sheffield and this was probably because of the dense scrub along the river which blocked the cool breeze. First small section of river I fished using a Mepps Back Fury #00 Gold, I picked up two little fish, one brown, one rainbow and had two more hit and misses. This was the best start to a spin session I've had for a while and was hoping this was going to continue for the rest of the day. Next stretch of river only produced one follow, so moved on to the next section of river that had a good bit of fast water to one side and a slower strip on the other. Worked the Black Fury spinner from the fast water and let it drift with the flow into the slower part of the river and with a slow jerk and retrieve, I picked up another small brown ( 220 gms). The next was another fast water stretch and I could only manage two hookups but couldn't keep them on the lure. Wasn't too ticked off because I was at least getting a few hook-ups and knew it was only a matter of time before I picked up another fish or two anyway.
The next part of the river was a long moderate flowing strip of river and there were a few fish rising in several areas feeding on midges or some thing similar, did pick up two more small browns in the first part of this flow. Then around half way up this section of river hooked into a medium brown that tipped the scales at 360gms and this fish was in top condition too. Didn't get a photo of it as I was in the middle of the river and wasn't going to take the risk of dropping the camera in the drink. A few more cast over the next 20-30 minutes only gave up a couple of follows so got out of the river and moved up to the next section of river that had a very nice stretch of fast water, and I often pick up one or two nice fish here. Second cast into the bottom end of the flow and had a hook up and lost it as this fish made a leap for freedom and succeeded at it too. A quick sharpen of the trebles and I was back into it and it wasn't long before it was fish on, and this was a nice plump rainbow (350 gms) that made three or four leaps but luck was on my side this time and I came out the victor. Casting from where I had just caught the last rainbow and spinning through that same area of water bang! Another rainbow (380 gms) had hit the Mepps Black Fury and with much more aggression than the last fish, and it too made several leaps for freedom. Like the last rainbow his luck had also run out and it wasn't long before it too was in the net and a quick dong on the head to lay it to rest. So then onto the next and my last strip of river that I was to fish and one more small rainbow ( 245 gms) was caught and released. As much as I wanted to keep on working my way up the Mersey and to several sections of river that I know gives up some good browns and rainbows it was time to call it a day. Three and a half hours of slipping and sliding was taking it's toll on me and there's always tomorrow isn't there!! Plus, I'd had 14 hook-ups and landed 5 browns and 4 rainbows so I was chuffed, it had been a good session of spinning on the Mersey at last.
Cheers Adrian.

Adrian Webb

Location:Mersey River, Kimberley, Tasmania, Australia
Product:Black Fury Ultra Lites
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
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