Tuesday 12th July 2016

 

Fine and sunny with a HUGE frost to start the day.  All rivers are clear. No wind first thing this morning ... may pick up around lunchtime. 

I managed to get out for a flick on Sunday.  The day was nice and sunny and there was very little wind. It was one of those days !  If anything could go wrong it did !! Tangles ... hard work to catch a fish .... lots of walking .... nymphing drifts that were so slow your Nana could have knitted a jersey faster than what the flies were drifting !  However still managed to catch a few. What a day to show Alistair how to nymph !!!!   However it worked out better than going to the Gym .... he gave up in the end and put on a wetline !

Word has it that the fishing has been quite good out on Lake Taupo for the boaties.  Deep water trolling.  Most spoken to over the last week have been quite happy with their fishing out there.

 

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(Above) Alistair landing a fish on the wetline at the Fence Pool late on Sunday afternoon. 

(Below) Another angler landing a fish Czech nymphing in the Sand Pool on Sunday afternoon.  

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(Above & Below) A couple of fish landed on Sunday. They didn't seem to be consistent with what they were taking. I caught on glo bug, caddis, hare and copper ... all over the show it was.

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(Below) Another rainbow landed on Sunday afternoon.

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(Below) A spent fish landed .... you can see the concave stomach on this one.

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