Tuesday 7th February 2017

 

Overcast but fine here in Turangi this morning. Humid. All rivers are fishable. The cicadas are going crazy !!! Now is the time to fish with a cicada.

(Below) Keep your eyes open on the tracks and you should see a heap of cicada wings.  The birds are having a feeding frenzy on the cicadas at the moment. They seem to like feeding early in the morning when the temperatures are cooler and the cicadas are sluggish. They tend to pick the wings of and devour the juicy body.

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(Below) I was out fishing on the Tongariro with Al yesterday to show him the ins and outs of cicada fishing. A great day to be doing it with the sunshine. 

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(Below) A nice summer rainbow from the Tongariro.  I said to Al that where ever there is water there may be fish.

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(Below) Al hooked into a rainbow using the cicada fly.

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(Below) A typical summer rainbow on the Tongariro.

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(Below) This fish just smashed the cicada.  Always watch as soon as the fly hits the water. The takes are really aggressive. This fly was tied in store here by Peter Carty.  It seemed to be working a treat.

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(Below) A nicely coloured up rainbow.

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(Below) A nice spotty rainbow from the Judges Pool caught on the cicada. It pays to fish anywhere and everywhere with a cicada. You just never know where fish may take.

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(Below) Al busy landing another fish. The summer fishing is fantastic on the Tongariro.  I have had some awesome fish on the dry fly over the years. 

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(Below) Al with another summer rainbow that took a cicada. It pays to cover up for the sunshine as you can get carried away fishing and forget about getting sunburnt.

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