Thursday, 17 February 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
~A stubborn trout digs in~
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Rain, rain go away:
More storms have caused some serious flooding and we've had to revise our plans yet again. Our drive into the mountain regions was cut short by a massive land slide blocking our route. With that we headed to the lowlands near Twizel and onto the Maryburn river. Although levels were high, frequent sunlight gave us enough visibility to sight a few trout, which Mat McHugh, Lee Watts and I were able to tempt using dry flies and the occasional nymph. Lee was first to strike in the early part of the day when cloud cover persisted. Of course, he was prepared to fish water blind using nymphs. I sat it out and waited for the sun to come out before knotting on a blowfly imitation.
~This beauty gave me the run around before yielding.....phew~
Monday, 7 February 2011
~A solid lake trout taken on dry fly~
~This hook got opened out on the fish above~
Sunday, 6 February 2011
We've been having a tough time with only one in three days of decent weather. However, when the sun shone, trout came out to play. A keen Nor'wester can test you're casting skills to the limit and if you're able to cope with such grueling winds then the rewards are high. Half a day on the Oreti brought a couple of spanking trout before the gale became too unbearable. Then we winged down to the Waikaia to find willow grubbing trout.
~Lee Watts tackles a nice trout behind the willow tree~