Tuesday 28th February 2017

 

Foggy start to the morning here in Turangi this morning.  The sun came out and it is currently fine.  A slight breeze as of 10:00am. The Tongariro is fishable. 

It is hard to believe that today is the last day of Summer.  Autumn officially begins tomorrow being the 1st of March.  The weather has settled somewhat now and is quite pleasant for fly fishing.  I was driving back to Turangi yesterday having been away for the weekend and noticed most of the tall skinny poplars had yellow leaves with some shedding them already. 

The insects that appear to have come out to play now are the Passion Vine hopper / Lace moth. As one angler put it ... a fish of a thousand casts. Get it right and a lot of fun.  The cicadas are still chirping and still worth a flick here and there. 

Reports of quite a few smaller fish at the Hinemaiaia Mouth.

Identifying and changing with the seasons is still key to catching fish and remember not to dwell too much in what has happened in past years but to use it as a mild reference only and to fish for what is happening now. 

 

(Below) Ready for takeoff !!  Lace Moths / Passion Vine hoppers ready to drill into the sap of your fruit trees ! They are almost impossible to spot on the water as they sit flat in the surface film.

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