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dirvin21

first week of spring Nambucca River

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For the first week of spring finally managed to get out and get some fishing in.

A couple of night sessions under the bridge lights only produced a high 40's flathead

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The opportunity to hit the river with a mate in his boat, perfect weather, water looked awesome it was a sure thing except the fish didn't agree  after 2 hours casting for nothing came up to a bridge pylon landed a perfect cast with the "cranka crab" this was a fish deserving cast and it was engulfed had to grab the spool to avoid being buried and after what seemed like an eternity a respectable bream came aboard

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apologies for the photo quality

then after another hour of casting hardbodies at the edges finally another take again the fish went hard, not a big bream but a fish atleast

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Two days later and decided to put in a landbased session again after 2 1/2 hours of fruitless casting frustration was creeping in, as a last ditch effort I hit my beloved highway tree. First thing I see are bream feeding around the submerged branches a stealthy cast and slow twitch pause retrieve and I'm onto one of them not the biggest in the school but still satisfying

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With the bream now quiet and acres of small baitfish sped up my retrieve and straight away a small big eye trevally

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kept plugging away and sure enough another big eye this one a bit bigger

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Then noticed some trevs shredding up bait a bit further up river made my way up punched a cast in and bang a proper take and after a solid fight keeping him out of the timber out comes a mid 30's bigeye

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another cast straight back for another better trev and out comes the world's smallest GT

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that was it for the week, worked hard but that's what makes the fish landed all the more satisfying

hopefully the warmer weather will bring better fishing

Dave

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nice work dave  hopefully get up there soon weathers warming already..rick

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sounds like you've got a good patch of water there mate, well done!

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Good on ya Dave. Hard work pays off, eh? BN

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