Oh God that was a cold one as well!!!
I was up early and shot down to the Tauranga Taupo with Sam and James. The guide was a birthday present for Sam and the order of the day was to get the young man a fish or two. He had great casting skills and once we tweaked a thing or two he was into them. In fact he was into heaps of them!
James, (the Dad) watched and took photos until he could stand it no longer and had to have a cast. He is an excellent fisherman and had no trouble getting onto them. This Hen was a VERY good fish, the photo does not do it justice! The TT is in Fantastic condition with good flow and colour, this should attract a steady run of fish through. Red Dot Glowies did the trick for us this morning. The pressure on the tt was high but that is to be expected with the school holidays. Apparently the Tongariro was even worse.
I came home gulped down some food, had a couple of ‘V’s and shot back out with Aidan and John. They wanted to do the upper Waitahanui. I have guided John before and he is great company on the water, he also throws a very good line. The Waitahanui is clear again and has a few fish in this section. Aidan dropped a very good fish at one stage and John landed three out of three. These were not big fish but were fat and fresh.
I am installing a new computer tomorrow and although I have the guarantee from the expert involved that nothing will go wrong, if I do go off line for a few days I promise ‘I’ll be back’ !