Archive for March, 2007

31-03-2007

Shane French /

March 31, 2007 /

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Very hard on the Waitahanui River yesterday and today. We had a good amount of rain Thursday night but it was warm rain and very little wind with it. We need a cold spell and a good Westerly Winter Blow to push some fish into the rivers. I fished the lower pools and some of […]

29-03-2007

Shane French /

March 29, 2007 /

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I fished the Tauranga Taupo with Brett from CPF Guiding today. We were only going to do the lower and middle pools but got carried away and walked about 1 KM up from Rangers.The middle section of the river had one or two good fish like the one in the photo but was still a […]

28-03-2007

Shane French /

March 28, 2007 /

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A bit harder on the Waitahanui today, although there were a few fish around the Reids pool area, they had their mouths firmly shut. I shot of to the Hinemaiaia and managed to get onto a good group of fish just up from the bridge. I landed 8 in a two hundred meter stretch keeping […]

26-03-2007

Shane French /

March 26, 2007 /

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Hi there, The second stage to the reconstruction of the Web Site is under way at the moment and due to this there may be one or two Hic Ups. All work should be compleated by the end of this week. There are one or two exciting new changes added to the site for your […]

25-03-2007

Shane French /

March 25, 2007 /

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Harling has been excellent oof the Rip over the past few days with a group of fisherman staying at the lodge doing very well on change of light with Ginger Micks. Mostly Jacks but some very nice fish taken. A report in from an angler through the shop was that the Tauranga Taupo fished brillantly […]

24-03-2007

Shane French /

March 24, 2007 /

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The Waitahanui and Hinemaiaia Rips both fished well last night and again early this morning. There are still a few Browns hanging around out there but the Rainbows are making there presence felt now. There are some very nice fish amongst them as well. A 8.5 pound Rainbow was taken in the waitahanui River late […]

22-03-2007

Shane French /

March 22, 2007 /

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I fished the lower Waitahanui yesterday afternoon, taking my time through the pools, changing weight and doing everything possible to catch something, however the fish were not having a bar of it and I came home skunked. I would have gone out into the rip for an hour or so except the wind came up […]

20-03-2007

Shane French /

March 20, 2007 /

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The Waitahanui fished a little harder this morning according to three people I spoke to through the shop. All fished the top pools. This afternoon there were good reports of fish in the lower section. The wind that died away very early this morning picked up with a vengance and pushed a few fresh trout […]

19-03-2007

Shane French /

March 19, 2007 /

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I was up early and on the water withJohn and Nick who are staying at the lodge. It had blown hard all night and so we hit the lower pools, quickly going through them to see if any freshies had sneaked in overnight. We managed to pull this surpurb little Hen from one of the […]

18-03-2007

Shane French /

March 18, 2007 /

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The fishing picked up a little over the past 24 hours with some nice Jacks entering the river overnight. Although there is still not a great deal of fish in the Waitahanui the ones that are in there are BLOODY good. I pulled a superb Jack out yesterday afternoon that went 5.5 pounds and dragged […]

16-03-2007

Shane French /

March 16, 2007 /

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I shot over to the Hinemaiaia this morning and had a blast. I pulled fish out of most pools I fished. The photo is of a great Jack that took a Champagne Orange Dot Glo Bug on the first cast the day. It just doesn’t get any better than that. The Waitahnui seems to have […]

15-03-2007

Shane French /

March 15, 2007 /

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I would describe the fishing as bloody hard!There are one or two fish around but you have to put in a lot of drifts in between strikes to get them. I got both of these late this afternoon from the same pool. This fish went 5.5 pound, had small eggs and was red fleshed. The […]