Archive for April, 2007

Report for Monday the 30th April 2007

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April 30, 2007 /

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I was up early this morning and shot down to the Tongariro as a friend wanted to show me some “special ” water, and just to make things interesting we wet lined it! If you have never given this style of fishing a go on this great piece of water then I fully recommend you […]

Report for Sunday the 29th of April 2007

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April 29, 2007 /

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Hey all, Fairly tough on the Waitahanui this morning for myself and a friend. We picked up three fish in as many casts in the first pool we came to and thought “this is going to be great” and that was it!! We missed one or two strikes as we moved up through the pools […]

Report for Friday the 27th of April 2007

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April 27, 2007 /

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I did my chores around the Lodge this morning then shot over to the Hinemaiaia and went in above the bridge picking up two nice fish in a short distance. This river like the Waitahanui has had a trickle of trout enter over the past week even under low conditions. From there I drove down […]

Report for Thursday the 26th of April 2007

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April 26, 2007 /

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A little tough on the Waitahanui today. I fished the upper pools with Russell from Auckland picking up one nice Hen from above Snag and hitting a few others on the way. There are fish in the system but it is a matter of you seeing them before they see you!! We are due some […]

Report for Wednesday the 25th of April 2007

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April 25, 2007 /

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Hey all, I have had the pleasure to have two great guy’s stay at the lodge over the past ten days from Australia. Both Bill and Richard from Sydney are keen anglers and have fished their butts off while here in New Zealand. Richard while being a good angler and hooking up many times over […]

Tuesday the 24th April 2007

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April 24, 2007 /

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Hey all, Still having some problems with Pics and stuff but should be up and running tomorrow. Very sorry for the delay there. Harder in the Waitahanui river at the moment, although a group of fresh fish entered yesterday afternoon and SHOT through very fast. If you were on the water at the time then […]

Report For 22 April 2007

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April 22, 2007 /

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Hey All, Well the fishing comp was great this weekend with a small turnout, but all being keen and very hard fishermen. I have had some serious computer problems over the past three days culminating in a total failure this morning and due to this there won’t be any pics for the next few days, […]

Report for Thursday the19th 2007

Shane French /

April 19, 2007 /

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The fish are in small pockets on the Waitahanui, you can fish a large section of water with no strikes and then move into a section with plenty of fish. Some of these just will not take a thing as well!!! We Pulled out a few in the lower section straight up this morning and […]

Report for Wednesday 18th 2007

Shane French /

April 18, 2007 /

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I guided this morning with Bill and Richard from Australia, they are staying at the lodge over the next week and thought they would get the low down on the Waitahanui river. We started off low this morning due to all the wind last night. There were a few fresh trout in the first three […]

Report for Tuesday the 17th 2007

Shane French /

April 17, 2007 /

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Hey all, Fairly tough on the Waitahanui this afternoon when I shot in for a two hour guide. All anglers walking up and down the river,(and there were plenty) had their heads down. We have had a decent blow for the past twenty four hours and everybody is expecting a run of fish through the […]

Report for Tuesday the 16th 2007

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April 16, 2007 /

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I guided on the lower Waitahanui this morning with Nick and Rob. We slowly made our way up to the cliff pool picking up fish on a regular basis. We released three good fish and kept the two in the photo one for Sashimi and the other to go into the smoker. All fish took […]

Report for Sunday the 15th 2007

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April 15, 2007 /

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A mixed bag this weekend with a few fish in the Waitahanui but moving through very fast. If you were in the right spot at the right time then it was all on, otherwise you might have struggled. There was a good run of big Jacks in the river late Saturday but they were hard […]