Fishingmag.co.nz Newsletter 6 Oct 2021

Hi Bob, Fishingmag.co.nz 6 October 2021 Update
Eastern Region Rotorua Lakes Trout Fishing.
 
 
If Tarawera was the most well known of the lakes in the Rotorua district, then Lake Okataina has taken over as the trophy lake. One season saw over 100 double-figure fish weighed in at a local competition; the biggest was 18lb. If you are looking for a different fantastic holiday fishing destinating this could be it. Read More...  
 
Flying Fish
 
 
Flying fish don’t fly like birds flapping their wings. Rather they are capable of leaping clear of the water and gliding for considerable distances above the surface using their long wing-like pectoral fins for lift in order to escape from predators. Includes two great videos. The bottom video has had 28 million views – the quality of the videography in incredible.   Read More…
 
The fewer salmon anglers catch the more fish that will make it to the spawning streams.

This is the first fishing season ever, starting on 1 October 2021, that Fish and Game NZ has taken the unprecedented step of introducing new regulations allowing for a sea-run salmon season bag limit. When the fishery is in serious danger of collapse it is better to have these eggs fertilised in a redd in a high country spawning stream than to see them wasted like this. Read More…

Tim Nichol proves there are still big brown trout in the Lake Ellesmere system.
 
 
II thought you might like this story about getting snapped off by a 10-pounder plus big brown trout in the LII River earlier this season. I believe these big sea-run brown trout enter the lake when it was opened to the sea a couple of months back. The sea-runners actually run up into the lake in shoals.
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