Archive for June, 2007

Report for 30th June 2007

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June 30, 2007 /

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Hey all I got the rain that I have been wanting, and then some. I fished the Waitahanui River this morning for one small Hen landed, everyone I spoke to on the water had suffered the same fate . I am sure the Waitahanui has some great fishing ahead this season, but to date it […]

Report for 29th June 2007

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June 29, 2007 /

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Hey all, I fished the Hinemaiaia Rip on change of light tonight with six other fisherman. I landed three fish two of which were recovering Jacks. The third a Hen was fat with eggs and so released. All took the dreaded multi coloured Heave and Leave fished on a very short trace. We have a […]

Report for June 28th 2007

Shane French /

June 28, 2007 /

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Hey All, There are a few fish in the Waitahanui at the moment. They are moving through quickly and are taking Glo Bugs of all colours. I guided Vern this morning and we picked up two fresh fish as we made our way up. Yesterday I fished the upper section and picked up six from […]

Report for the 26th of June 2007

Shane French /

June 26, 2007 /

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Hey all I shot into the Waitahanui river this morning, wow was it cold!! I had to defrost my rod and reel over and over as the ice kept building up on it. I picked up three in quick succession around the cliff pool before moving further down to the Fence pool. This has been […]

Report for the 25th June 2007

Shane French /

June 25, 2007 /

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Hey All It looks like all the foul weather that has hit this part of the country,(and the rest) has finally kicked ALL the rivers into gear. We have a little more rain in the forecast for tonight as well, this should boost all the rivers and hopefully drive more fish up them. I fished […]

Report for the 24th June 2007

Shane French /

June 24, 2007 /

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Hey All, Wow what a great day on the water, fish in every system! The one factor is, that there seem to be a lot of smaller fish at the moment. There are a few good trout in amongst them for sure, but the majority are in the 2.5 to 3.5 pound mark. Good to […]

Report for the 23rd June 2007

Shane French /

June 23, 2007 /

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Hey all Ok it can stop blowing now!! Man the wind is unbelievable at the moment. we have the odd scattered shower coming through as well but they are being blown through fairly fast. Wind blowing South West. I shot into the Waitahanui this morning and picked up one small Hen that was put back. […]

Report for 22nd June 2007

Shane French /

June 22, 2007 /

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Hey all, I got my grotty weather that I have been harping on about for months. Rain, wind, snow the works, now all we need is the Trout to move into the Waitahanui. The Tongariro got the hell run of Trout go through yesterday morning, with plenty taken in the lower reaches both Nymphing and […]

Report for 20th June 2007

Shane French /

June 21, 2007 /

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Hey all, Tough on the Waitahanui at the moment in all sections. If you are catching fish count yourself lucky. Low water, clear conditions are not making things easy. The good news is that we have rain at the moment and are due a VERY good blow with it. There should be a heap of […]

Report for the 19th june 2007

Shane French /

June 20, 2007 /

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Hey all. I fished the Tongariro with a customer from Auckland yesterday. The object was to show him some wet lining techniques and also a bit of the river, hopefully picking up a fish or two on the way. A very cold start to the day -4 at the bottom of Hatepe hill and -3 […]

Report for 18th June 2007

Shane French /

June 18, 2007 /

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Hey all I fished the Waitahanui nice and early this morning with Jim from Wellington. The object was to show him the pools and hopefully connect onto a fish or two. we slowly worked our way up the lower section putting through some nice drifts in all my hot spots, all to no avail. It […]

Report for 17th June 2007

Shane French /

June 18, 2007 /

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Hey all By the sound of it the Tongariro got a flogging all weekend, and there were plenty of unhappy anglers out there all doing the same thing and then complaining that there were no fish in the system. Stay away from the crowds in a situation like this, unless you are just showing a […]