I was on the Waitahanui with Bradley and his Dad this afternoon. We started off low and walked up to the cliff Pool. Although they had fished with a fly rod before they wanted a few pointers and were keen to hook up onto a fresh Waitahanui Trout. In all my years fishing I have never come across such keen fisherman as Bradley. He took everything I said on board and really tried to get the drifts and water loading down pat.
There were a few fish in this section of river although angling pressure was high. We fished to a huge Trout in Poi’s for over twenty minutes before this smaller 4.5 pounder took a Dutch CDC in size 14. These flies have taken a few of my Trout over the past few days and would be a good option to have in your fly box.
Both the Waitahanui and Hinemaiaia rips are fishing well at the moment .
Take care out there.