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    Default First Still Water Brown

    A few weeks ago a thread popped up with 2 exquisite brown trout being showcased. It served as a quick reminded that despite having fly fished for over 20 years I was yet to catch a brown trout in a still water. Amazingly my luck changed this weekend while at the Underberg Himeville Trout Fishing Club's AGM. As part of the AGM the club hosts a 1 day fishing festival and dinner, which aids in getting the number of attendees up.

    I had a good morning's fishing, picking up six fish, although sadly they were all stockies. Then, just as I was getting ready to leave, and was on my (fifth) last cast, I hooked into a bigger fish. It's first splash on the surface revealed it's buttery colour and quickly got my heart racing. I suddenly remembered that I had a wind knot in my tippet that I'd been too lazy to replace since I didn't plan on fishing for much longer. I carefully fought the fish until it came to net and then, much to my horror, my net tore and it feel through the bottom. Thankfully the tippet held and I was left fighting the fish through my net. Amazingly I managed to net it again by holding the hole closed, and then kicked over to my mate who threw me his net. All in all a fish I won't quickly forget.

    - Warren Prior

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    Lovely fish, which dam did you fish?
    Korrie Broos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Lovely fish, which dam did you fish?
    Fished a few dams Korrie. This particular fish was out of Turner's Cottage.
    - Warren Prior

    "Never a dull moment!"

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    Wow!! Nice fish!
    André

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    Beautiful fish! Well done
    Bryan Williams

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    Congrats, not only a brown but a big brown to boot!
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    Nice fish! Congrats

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    great fish warren, now to get one that size in a river :P
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    Excellent fish. Well done

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    Nice, lekke fish!

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