Wednesday, 9 February 2011

~Over a foot of rain caused this annoying land slide~

~Casting to a trout on the Maryburn~

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~

~Lee Watts with a stunning 4lb plus Maryburn trout~