Wednesday 31st January 2018

 

Overcast. Humid ... only about 23 degrees celcius so far today. A slight breeze as of 9:00am.  The Tongariro is highly fishable today. There is forecast rain for tomorrow, possibly heavy, so make the most of fishing today. 

A little bit of delayed coverage from the weekend.  The following picture is thanks to Peter Irwin who hooked this really nice conditioned brown trout on Sunday.  He has positioned it next the Citroen Ericsson cell phone ... oops I mean Sony Ericsson cell phone for comparison. Peter writes ....

6 lb - dirty Tonga Sunday arvo.

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(Below) I managed to get out for a flick on the Tongariro on Monday afternoon too. 

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(Above & Below) This fish is the same fish. It took a nymph.  The fish I have been catching recently have been quite good strong fighters.

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(Below) I released the fish above and it swam straight underneath me and sat there for a while.  It buried its head under my leg !

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(Below) I was talking about Whio ( Blue Ducks ) yesterday thinking I may have to rename them "Peaking Ducks" . I was fishing away for a long time and next thing nearly jumped out of my skin.  Something moved on the far bank and gave me a fright .... can you spot the two Whio in the picture below ? I thought a rock moved ....

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(Below) How is that for camouflage ?  I never saw them !!! Not long after I took the photo one got in the water and a Shag flew past, dived down and had a go at the duck before carrying on.  The other thing I have experienced in the last few times out fishing is that just as I turn up to a pool to fish, a big Shag usually swims into the head of the pool and goes through it looking for fish !!! Nearly every time I have got to a new place to fish this has happened !!

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(Below) A close-up of the moving rocks !

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(Below) I caught this fish on a green caddis.

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(Below) This fish took a green woolly bugger.  I have been giving the wetline a burn recently and have been enjoying it ... although I find when I think it is a fish it is usually a snag and when I think it is a snag it is a fish ! 

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(Below) I hooked this fish nymphing.

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(Below) I Czech fished a woolly bugger to get this fish !

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