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Deepwater River
« on: March 31, 2012, 06:23:41 PM »
Hi guys i'm in the process of buying a block that backs onto the deepwater river I know there's cod the the bigger holes of water but was wondering if there is any trout in the shallow hard running pools? I've been told they are there but haven't seen any proof yet. If there is would they be brown or rainbow?

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 06:28:28 PM »
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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 06:30:20 PM »
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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 06:34:17 PM »
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Drop me a PM mate, I will head on down and check it out for ya.

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 08:44:04 PM »
Mate I think there'd be Browns in there but if you PM BDowdy he should be able to help. He's a local from Tenterfield and fishes and hunts all through the area.
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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 09:49:29 PM »
I have been told there are trout above the highway bridge. There is a hut out on the 10 mile road that was leased by the Claret & Mallard fly club in Brissie. Apparently there are some trout up in the headwaters. Locals consider it Cod country downstream from town bridge.
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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 06:23:02 AM »
Thanks guys I guess only time will tell. Now to buy some trout lures. Any you could recommend for light spin gear as i've never fished for them before, and i'm not to good with a fly rod last time I tried to cast a fly I wore it in the neck.

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 07:49:02 AM »
Jack,
I'm not much of a troutie but I reckon you couldn't go wrong with a few small minnow lures the size you'd use for Bream. Trout are pretty flighty and you need long accurate casts. The best way is to cast upstream because trout always swim facing into the current. Other lures are the old standbys like Celta's and Tassie Devils. You'll want a light 1-3 kg rod and 4-6lb braid witha rod length of 6lb flourocarbon. Any way, that's how I'd do it.
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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 08:44:32 AM »
In Tassie my 2 favoutite trout lures were the ecogear MW72 and MX48 in black and gold. I had an MW that caught over 100 trout before it got taken to lure heaven by a big one.
Looks like a slice of heaven you have there and by the sounds of it, you might even catch cod and trout in the same fishing trip. Now wouldn't that be something?

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 07:43:44 PM »
Forget the tassie devils in small streams as they are heavy as buggery and hit the water hard. Celtas are hard to beat, especially after good rain and all the small divers will be good. Go for the longer profile divers as opposed to the short fat ones though. I have always found they are more effective. Bouncing small plastics down the rapids and riffles is also a very effective method.

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 11:35:36 PM »
I have been told there are trout above the highway bridge. There is a hut out on the 10 mile road that was leased by the Claret & Mallard fly club in Brissie. Apparently there are some trout up in the headwaters. Locals consider it Cod country downstream from town bridge.
Brad

I did a seminar for the Claret & Mallard Fly Club a couple of years ago. I was extended an invite down to the property they fish on that is on the upper reaches of the Deepwater River, a very nice gesture. Apparently in recent years cod have started to appear in the upper reaches, I was invited to go there to catch the cod up there. They wanted the cod "removed" so that they didn't eat the trout. On that basis, I declined as I'd probably do the opposite...........   :walkplank

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 10:11:37 AM »
Not sure on deep water river itself, but look for beardy waters. But there are waters around, on either side of glen innes that have trout, rainbows too I believe... Best bet would be to chat to some locals if ya get the block!

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 07:04:55 PM »
I used to fish deepwater a lot with fly specialy for cod.
There is no trout before the bridge at ten mile, used to catch trout past the bridge, the last few years the cod were right up where
the trout lived never seen trout for 3-4 years now.
There were some guys stocking it with trout years ego but not anymore.
This days it's very hard finding a friendly farmer to let you in his property re insurance and liability.

Good luck with your property enjoy your cod fishing and ocasional yellow belly, take good care of them.

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 07:27:42 PM »
Mate fished the deepwater system for years and we only got rainbows there no browns,
Cod have eaten the trout out and made a great cod fishery.

Have not caught a trout around deepwater for years, but I believe the trout group from brissie get them and stock them in the very upper reaches.

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Re: Deepwater River
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2015, 08:26:28 AM »
So did ha buy the block? And did you find any trout?

 

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