For this fishing report, we headed towards Anakie and fished Upper Stony creek. A cold and windy morning and I started casting metal lures for extra casting distance. I was using Pontoon21 paco spoons and Nories Wasaby spoons. Only a few casts into the day I went head to head with an epic battle between local angler Alan Bonnici and a huge rainbow trout. After taking a Pontoon 21 Paco spoon, the rainbow trout was the eventual winner spitting the hook only meters from the bank. This was after an aerial display with many jumps. It’s a shattering feeling to lose a good fish, but don’t worry we will be back out again to redeem ourselves.

We carried on and managed to catch a couple of small rainbow trout and several redfin up to 30cm.

You can see the video of the epic battle between the rainbow trout and Alan here

You can also read our guide on our favourite lures when freshwater fishing which might be helpful