It's a rainbow

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It's a rainbow

Post by Troydog » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:41 pm

Minding my own business fishing for perch last week I saw a boil on the surface midriver. The commotion came closer and a bleak or something leapt for its life. Another big boil about five metres out. Then the silver fish skips on, right to the edge of the bank, pursued surely by some monster perch. I mean pike just don't chase prey fish like that.

I was getting very excited by now and wondering exactly how I could put a bait in front of this fish. But then it broke surface, unable to stay swimming in the 2 or 3 inch shallows it had foraged into. And there it was, four or five pounds of rainbow trout......
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Re: It's a rainbow

Post by Ian » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:26 am

greedy fish rainbows,hardy fighters all the same.hope you catch it troydog
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Re: It's a rainbow

Post by Ian » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:27 am

Just realised how old that post was troydog,did you ever catch it???
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Re: It's a rainbow

Post by SofaSurfer » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:02 pm

I wonder if they breed in the Wye or if it was an escapee?

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Re: It's a rainbow

Post by Troydog » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 pm

Thank you gentlemen. No I never did catch it but another Wye local landed a 7.5lb brownie from the same swim a couple of weeks later. It got the H&DAA specimen trophy and I wonder if I mistook the rainbow (am I colour blind or what? ) for the brownie?

I think we get rainbows escaping from hatcheries but the brownie could well have been wild
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Re: It's a rainbow

Post by RBTraditional » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:44 pm

Troydog wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 pm

I think we get rainbows escaping from hatcheries but the brownie could well have been wild
Wild?.... I bet it was furious at missing that bleak! :Hahaha:
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