Dropped a fish yesterday which I was sure had a good set but spat the hook on the first big run. Using a #4 hook so have changed back to a VMC #1. Felt like a good fish with a soft take and then big run on decent drag. I was in good company though two others dropped two fish each and only 1 caught on our side not sure whether because the water is so clear they are just nipping the lure rather lure & hook. Saw a chap pick up his bag limit this morning so for him it was worth the inclement weather.
Weighed a fish down at the Rakaia mouth Friday morning for a chap which I thought was about 15lb but weighed in at 11lb, fish are definitely skinny this year.