Sorry for the Picture of a dead fish gracing my page but I needed one for a meal this week and the 4.5 pounder on the grass fit the bill perfectly! This was a nice trout and the flesh is awesome. As I suggested all the rivers got a small run of early spawners and some of them are in bloody great condition. I am really looking forward to this winter season.
Although the Cicadas got a drowning the other day, they have bounced back a bit and the trout are still happy to take them off the surface of all the rivers. Yesterday I had all my kids out with me and they had a heap of fun in Totara bridge fishing for splashing little tiddlers. Steven was there to help as well and it was cool to see. I am thinking of getting a little 4 weight to help a bit!
I believe the Brown trout runs have not been so successful this season, or so the boys at the rips tell me. However they lie!! So one can never tell, the only way to see, is for yourself! I must admit though that I haven’t landed a Brown Trout, from the Rips this year. I intend on fishing a crap load through this moon phase however and so should get a better idea from doing so.
Now a bit of sad news. A frequent visitor to NZ’s Number one wild trout hatchery, Jeremy Norris, was the dude who drowned on the Tongariro around the 19th. I have waited this long to say something, so his relatives could be notified, as I am sure they would like to be. In the time I spent with Jeremy, I learnt a good deal about many things to do with fishing. He had a great cast, Tied some brilliant flies and was as passionate about fishing as I have ever come across. I am sure there are a few People around Taupo who will miss Jeremy and his cheerful and polite way on the water. I hope the fishing is good where you are man, the trout are a little safer now in Taupo!
So I have made 15 of these little buggers up, they are going for $3.50 each. Made up of Polypropylene and Wing Brite for that extra flotation and visibility. They have been soaking for a whole month now and so should last for ages. Max three per customer and i’ll throw in a Tungsten bead Hairy Reaper, per order.
I will change the Video over as well. I have had heaps of emails asking about how to prepare a trout for baking. So have a look at the Vid for some idea about boning it out.
Take care out there, the rocks are super slippery.