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 bottom fish fought like a little trooper, even smashing into some flax close to the water. She went back for another day.I shot over to the Hinemaiaia late this morning as well. The water is up quite a bit and there was lots of colour, it felt ok but I didn’t get any strikes for the hour I fished it. Once the volume drops a bit it may be the go.
I dropped a nice Jack this afternoon as well in the upper pools. This was a very strong fish and really smoked me.
All fish were taken on Orange Champagne Dot Glo Bugs in size 10. The Waitahanui still has a little bit of colour but is clearing fast, it will be interesting to see what fishing is like tomorrow.