The cold snap that came through has certainly chilled things off with a bloody cold night spent on the river yesterday following the first frost of the year! There were a few anglers out on the water with mixed reports but the common theme was a few good fish being pulled out of the deeper holes and plenty of smaller models inhabiting the runs and faster water.
Reports from the delta are a bit the same with some great fish being landed however not in huge numbers yet - they wont be far away though. Condition factor is still outstanding on the majority of rainbows getting caught and has meant there's been a few one way trips to the smoker for a lot of them!
Shelen and I shot out for a quick fish after dinner last night and although we only landed 2 fish it was a session to remember with both of them weighing just over 10lb. It was Shelens first brown over the magic mark so she was a very happy camper! Both fish were older jacks with really solid kypes and were a welcome change from the 6-9lb fish that have been the regular catch over the past few weeks, both were caught using one of Tim's rabbit flies and on the two handed rods.
With the temperatures dropping it is getting crucial to make sure that you layer up correctly so you don't get forced off the water early by the cold! We are constantly adding more tops and hoodies to our website so be sure to check them out so you can maximise your time chasing the big ones!