Thursday 2nd June 2016


Fine and sunny.  -3.5 degree celcius frost to start the day here in Turangi today. No wind.  All rivers should be highly fishable.  

The saying "Winter is coming" is now "Winter is here!!!!". It has hit with a vengeance! We were spoilt by the warm temperatures in May and most people seemed in a mild state of panic that it was out of the ordinary  ..... most likely only to wish it was still 19 degrees and t-shirt weather now.  Mind you a change in season is always good.

The fish will be aware of the extra rain heading its way into the rivers as well as a drop in temperature of those rivers causing the primeval urge to move into them to spawn.  Reports of some nice fresh rainbows have been caught over the last few days. Seems to be nymphers are mostly using caddis and small glo bugs just recently. 

The fish should have had a feeding frenzy after the flood however once the are chokka may go off the bite a bit and the other factor is the barometer moving higher which may cause them to slow down for the uninitiated and some will find the going tougher with the high barometer, bright sunny days and full stomachs. However to the initiated it will be business as usual in the fish catching department. 

I received this reply yesterday thanks to Paul Gandall. I'm wondering if he wants more pics of the boot?  Paul writes:

Hi J!
Love ya arty farty photos ... A nice contrast to photos of a fish next to a boot.  More please.

Cheers Paul
Ps every time I have come into the shop this year to volunteer you are on your day off!


(Below) The Hinemaiaia mouth at about 9:30am this morning.  Taken by a roving reporter. Notice the flat calm conditions, beautiful blue sky and frost in the dips and depressions of the sand. Also notice the lack of anglers/people ..... who wants to live in Auckland ?


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