I have had a great couple of days on the Waitahanui with fish being pulled from all sections.
Yesterday morning I was up early and did the sprint through the top pools. Man the amount of trout spawning just up from Reids was incredible and good to see. I pulled a great Hen out of the roll cast pool just up from Snag bend that gave the 6# AXIUM I was using the hell work out. I finally netted it after a very good fight and smacked it on the head as I wanted a fish for a Video demonstration. I hooked and landed everything yesterday but unfortunately the batteries in the camera dies at the first attempt to photo something!
I was up early again this morning and into the river before anyone else, I was home early as well. I spent most of this morning in the middle section where I really cleaned up, trout were everywhere and in excellent condition, actually I believe they are the best all season. A friend came in later in the morning and told me that he had dropped a honey of a trout in Reids, he pointed to the trout behind the till on the wall and almost compared it to that!!!!
Just a little plug for the Feather Merchants AXIUM. I dropped the line weight back down to six to match the rod and also cut down my indicator to a more reasonable size, WOW great rod. A fantastic selling point on these Feather Merchants rods is the full life time guarantee that they come with. I am on the Whanganui for the next couple of days and Nate has allowed me to take it for a test drive in there so hopefully I will have some great photos and maybe a video or two to show you the action.