Thursday 1st September 2016

 

Wow !!! 1st day of Spring today ...... I was out on Tuesday and saw hatching mayflies. The odd fish rose to them too !!! 

All rivers are clear and fishable.  We have had three good frosts in a row now and the days have been magnificent.  There hasn't been any wind either which makes the fishing rather pleasant.

I managed to get out for a flick on Tuesday on a cracker day.  I was nymphing and managed to hook about 10 fish. Most took either pheasant tails or hare and coppers with the odd one on a glo.  There was a fantastic Mayfly hatch going on mid afternoon and one fish rose to take one off the top !!  I changed my nymph and had about three casts and drifts in the general location before I hooked the fish below. 

 

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(Above) A nice fresh run hen landed in the Tongariro on Tuesday.

(Below) I kept two nice hens from the Tongariro.  They averaged about 3.35lbs each.

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(Above & Below) I had a great day fishing on Tuesday.  It was just like fishing in the middle of Summer.

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(Below) Most of the fish were nice and silver. Quite a few were just on the legal size of 40cm with the two at the top going well over that.  That seems to be fairly consistent with what I have been getting over the last few weeks.

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(Below) I also got another precocious jack. This thing was very short but fat! Too small to take but Peter Carty said will be dynamite on a dry fly in a few weeks time.

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(Below) Quite a few fish I caught also had scarring on them which is most likely from where a Shag has grabbed them.

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(Below) This one had part of its gill plate missing.

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