All the rivers including the Waitahanui were unfishable today. I was up early as I had a guide for half a day and quickly shot up to Totara to have a look, Brown brown brown and crap loads of flow!! Cancelled out of the guide and had a lazy day making indicators, sigh!
The big news for the Waitahanui is the rip has broken through the straight about a 1/4 of the way down. The high lake level and the driving wind was too much for the pitiful sand bank that had built up there. I don’t know if the big pile of ugly rocks had anything to do with it, (i’ll blame it anyway) but we are back to a shortened rip again. Not a bad thing in my opinion as it means less anglers can hassle the crap out of the running fish as soon as they enter.
Taupofishing.co has challenged Ross Bakers TRM, or Trout Rummaging Mongrels, (hehe) to a river fish off. We the Waitahanui wonderfulls are only aloud to fish the Pristine tranquilÂ waters of the Waitahanui and TRM members have to make do with the Tonagriro. Ross seems to think they have the upper hand due to having 11 units compared to our five, (you have to stay to play) and that they have 20 odd KM of river to fish instead of our 8. He forgets though, we are younger, better trained, better looking too for that matter, don’t have a pet named Booffffffffff and are better looking. (thought i’d throw that one in twice). We have the wet liners ready to go in Craig and Alistair and the team of Steven, Paul and Chris ready to bush crash into all those hidden little hot spots that the Waitahanui holds close to her chest. The hours are from 5.0am to 12.00am, it is going to be a hottly contested fight. If you would like more information on this and would like to stick it to the Tongariro and its grumpy anglers then join our team, get in touch via the web site.
Take care out there in the wet.