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At the end of a great days fishing it’s always great to sit around a toasty campfire to brag about some of our best and most eventful catches,and believe me, everyone has a riveting yarn to spin.

Such is one of many of my thrilling stories as was experienced approximately 5 years ago when I was fishing the bank of Lake Eucumbene in a popular spot known as the “Frying Pan”..  After parking the Tomato coloured Ute near the bank, I decided to adopt a lazy approach to fishing by casting my line out as far as I could…..My ammunition for the day was  a 1940s Altex alloy spinning reel attatched to a 1960s Jarvis Walker glass rod, hash 4 hook, and one juicy scrub worm.and real light line.

Everything I own is damn old, and that’s the way I like it, because if I catch a fish with it it’s a bonus, and if the gear breaks, it’s great for a belly laugh….

Story has it that I couldn’t be bothered standing in the hot sun, so I decided to give the spool metres of slack and perch the rod in one of the roof rack holders.Whilst reading the Australian Financial Review, I heard a distinct zzzzz.. Looked up at the rod, and no movement…. “Just my Imagination I thought”….I continued reading the Fin Review and once again, zzzzzzzzz. Looked up at the rod, and no movement,,then I noticed a large trout jumping out of the lake metres from where I was sitting…… I said to myself, “ At least the fish are around”…  My rod then went bazoork, and to my surprise realised I had a beautiful fish on the end of my antiquated fishing outfit…

This goes to prove that surprises come with different packages, and you don’t always have to have the most expensive outfit with all the bling to catch the big one..

And Yes! I did land this large Rainbow….. Bon Appetite!!!!!

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