Thursday 24th May 2018

 

Overcast ... cool ... winter is here.  Lots of snow on the Umukarkari Range this morning. No wind as of 9:00am.  The Tongariro is still high and flowing at about 90 cumecs.  Should be much better this afternoon. 

(Below) I managed to get out for a flick on Tuesday.  The river was a nice flow and just a tinge of colour to the deeper pools.  I caught most of my fish nymphing on a green caddis.  There are some cracker rainbows in the Tongariro at present.  Some real horses which will most likely smoke you !

 

 

 

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(Above & Below) This is the same fish.  It had a massive paddle on it which gave it some power. 

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(Below) The only fish I caught on a glo bug.

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(Below) I still picked up a few of these smaller fish.  I have nicknamed them " thieves "  as they " smash and grab " your fly.  They are aggressive little suckers.  When you see your indicator take off at a hundred miles an hour you generally know that it is one of these little tackers !

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(Below) Another nice solid rainbow. 

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(Below) A nice fresh rainbow hen caught on the wetline.  I was having a nightmare on Tuesday with the wetline.  I hooked about 6 fish but only landed this one. I couldn't get them to stick to the fly. I caught this on my Boolly Bugger ..  a cross between a booby and woolly bugger.

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(Below) Towards the end of the day at the " Old Bridge Pool ".  We had passing showers most of the day.  I nearly froze in the morning.  Not used to the cooler temperatures.

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