Wow fishing fishing everywhere!
Not all of the Back Country stuff was fishable on the 1st. We had a bit of rain leading up to it, which kept some of the rivers full. I snuck out with a friend late in the morning to have a look at one or two streams myself. A few of the trout we hooked looked like they were still thinking about spawning and indeed after throwing everything we could at thins little silver hen, it took a bloody Glo Bug The afternoon brightened up beautifully and it was awesome to be out on a river other than a Taupo Trib. Nothing better than two mates walking up a river and fishing hard.
I am taking a good client/friend/excited child into the Whanganui on Sunday, (weather permitting). I had the great pleasure of spending some of his money a few days ago in Hunting and Fishing. We had decided he needed a good 6# for the summer season and a few other tids and bits and so I was sent in to check it out. Geoff Stent had some specials going on this top of the line Sage as a newer version of this beast is about to come out. I am chomping at the bit to have a flick with the ZXL, as I have heard great things about it.
So after getting all worked up about the back country stuff and using my 5# for the day, I came home and shot out into the Waitahanui for a quick look as the Westerly had come up. I was pleasantly surprised by the fish numbers in there and once again the quality of them. I know I was using a 5# but I had one of the best fights from a Taupo trout that I have had for years! It was just under 4 pounds and the picture does not do it justice but this thing was a big fat whale One of the blistering runs it gave me, was so fast and powerful that I couldn’t get my hand out of the way from the handle and it got me
I’m looking forward to the Brown Trout Runs!
We have really unsettled cold blustery conditions for the next few days, so don’t put your Taupo gear away just yet.