excellent fishing on both the Waitahanui and Hinemaiaia rivers over the past two days. The rain and wind that we have received have pushed up river levels and fish have moved in. It has turned cold again as well. I fished for a few hours yesterday afternoon picking up 6 of these three pounders on my way up to the cliff pool. There was a good group of about 10 or so just up from the Fence pool. They didn’t want a bar of me but it was nice to see good numbers in the water.
I have noticed over the past couple of weeks that fish have been holding in School masters.. It looks nice and deep at the moment with little shelves and weed mats for the trout to sit in and behind. with the extra water and colour to the river this would be a nice pool to target in the morning.
Today I was up nice and early to take two Aussie boys fishing. I decided the Hinemaiaia might have less pressure than the Waitahanui and some of those lower pools are easy training for novices. There were certainly trout in there as we landed 6 and dropped a further 7. One or two of these were excellent fish of around 5 pound. We came back to the Waitahanui where I took them into the Totara Bridge pool. Adam dropped a honey of a trout in the lower section before time was up and I had to get them home.
All the rivers should be in great nick by tomorrow morning, with the wind continuing for another 48 hours at least. Check the Tauranaga Taupo River level on in the links page to make sure it has not blown out. We are meant to cop a fair amount of rain over the next 12 hours, however they do get it wrong at times.