I spent a bit of time on the water yesterday with Allan, choosing back-country water to fish.
We were expecting some rain later in the day but it was hot and muggy when we arrived bright and early for the tramp in. In the first pool and on the first cast Allan hooked a freight train of a trout. Although not big by any standards it tore line from his real and splashed around like a mad thing. A famous mid stream release a few seconds into it had us laughing about first cast hook ups. We were a bit silenced though when we hooked up on the second cast! It looked like a great day ahead.
The rain came in early and by 1.00pm it was fairly heavy and constant. The fishing started to get harder as well.
Great day, heaps of feisty trout, great scenery and good company.
The Waitahanui has some big Browns in there, Polaroids and small indicators, check those shallow spots along the banks!
The Tauranga Taupo had a small run go through yesterday with the spike in water. Some of these fish were in excellent condition. Flash back Pheasant tails nailing them!
The Tongariro has dropped back to what we consider normal flows. I like it like this. The runs are better defined with less flow. Those Browns will be well and truly stacking up in there by now. How about throwing a big black fly through the head of the Major Jones on a dark night, hmmmm!