Re: Prospecting a new River, Discovering the Awatere


Just back from a trip to the Awatere.

I went over hill, round bend, cross bridge and down track and found myself on the banks of the Awatere. The first spot proved unproductive, so we moved further upstream.

First pool produced a small trout for myself and my mate, a few more sightings. Then it was not long before my mate hooked and landed a ugly 3-4lb brown. Sadly that was the highlight of the trip, we fished much further upstream but only caught a couple more small ones.

So maybe 1 small trout for every kilometer we fished. Lots of nice looking water, although could have been a little clearer.

Want to spend more time exploring the lower reaches, and would love to try the far upper reaches also one day.