A friend of mine, Andrew Bell, is a black belt Trout Fisherman … catch and release of course. He took the day off on Friday and got deep into his past time.
Andy sent me a few photos which inspired me to attempt my first fish sketch. Interesting colours when you study a Trout … not true here but that will take a while to get the colours correct.
Here’s some transcript from Andy’s notes:
“#3 was about the same size as the first 2 and kept me entertained for about 45mins until he finally took the Griffiths Gnat.
I had walked about 5 ks upstream and back by then but I managed to pick a couple more on the walk back.
Even though there was still the odd fish rising, I headed off as evening set in and the sea mist rolled up the escarpment.
The day’s Stats: Fish 3 bigger ones(3-4 lbs) 3 good ones(2-3 lbs) 2 broken off ! 3 missed, lots spooked
560 km round trip 6.5 hrs travel 8 hrs fishing !!!
2 Bemboka Pies 5 of Marita’s sausage rolls , 1 cold chop ,fruit ,3 litres of water & 1 pack of Gum.
I got home at 10:30 to a nice hot Pizza fresh from the oven. Now thats what I call a good day out !!!
Well done Andy and thanks for sharing the adventure.