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  • #21720
    gunnercoops
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    had an amble down the South Branch this morning, forgot my polaroids which made spotting difficult, caught nothing but spooked one half decent fish, a number of small fish around further upstream.

    #21725
    yellowfin
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    was around the groynes today feeding some ducks, which after about 20 min turned into feeding about 7 brownies, all very small though maybe 2lb at the most, was quite fun seeing them swoop in too grab some bread balls, id say those small fish wont be hungry for a bit as they ate about half a loaf between them

    #21726
    Miliwolf
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    Is that the stocked kids fishing area?

    #21727
    yellowfin
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    no it wasnt, the take a kid fishing was today this was in another section of the groynes

    #21742
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Tried the L2 for the first time yesterday. Caught this nice 4.4lb trout on a gifted Rapala – it had been in 3 trees and I still hadn’t lost it! Session abandoned later due to rain and Gunnercoops being ‘slimed’ by a foul-hooked eel at the Selwyn.

    #21752
    troutfishernz
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    Went up to Lake Opuha this morning to try my new Ultra light rod, Hooked 5 fish and lost them all :oops:
    Might be time to change the treble hooks on my spinners

    #21759
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I drove out to the west coast to show my parents Haast Pass and Jackson Bay, and stopped for a fish in the river. The main channel was up and coloured, but I gave it a lash anyway with no result. Stalking back fuming about the river condition, I stopped at a clear side channel that wasn’t flowing. I was desperate to get some action so just followed the side channel towards the mouth for about 2k till it started flowing. Right on the little riffles between these great big pools, I started flicking out first a rapala then some softies. Anyway, had the time of my life, caught my bag limit of 4 fish, all good fish, with the best close to 4lb. Finally got stuck into those sea runners like I’ve been trying to do for a while now.

    The word at the Haast Heritage Hotel restaurant was that the whitebaiters hadn’t been getting anything, and that the whitebait season on Haast had been pretty dismal so far. I recon it was the sea runners fault, as all of them were stuffed to the gills with whitebait.

    #21765
    baitman
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    Found this big fella knocking off cripples and Duns.
    Fishing in the rain had been snowing Brrrr

    7.5lb took my CDC emerger that was fresh from the vise and totally wrecked it can’t complain though :)

    #21778
    yellowfin
    Participant

    got 2 brownies out of the canal on monday, both 4 lb

    #21797
    smokin’ joe
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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/ne … in-at-18kg

    not mine, but it proves they are still there

    #21810
    yellowfin
    Participant

    I witness that fish being caught on monday from accross the canal. what a beast!

    #21825
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Did anyone see that bloke down at the Selwyn on Tuesday evening wandering around asking other fishermen to pull an embedded Rapala out of the back of his head?

    #21826
    yellowfin
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    caught and released 9 in the Clutha yesterday, despite the dams spilling and the river being high, the fishing was still great. good mixture of browns and rainbows averaging 2lb.

    #21833
    baitman
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    GrumpyGel

    #21840
    yellowfin
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    Oh he was on his own and he managed to get the treble on his rapala stuck so far into the back of his head that he and 2 other fishermen couldn’t get it out. Took A&E to sort it out. Shalln’t say who it was or how it got there – shall leave that to your imagination! Or maybe we’ll get an ‘owning up to it’ post at some time!

    ’tis a funny time for the Selwyn all round. I took a jaunt down there this evening. I was blown out by my regular fishing buddies, 1 at work, the other licking wounds (possibly a very sore head!), so my wife said she’d come along. I was rather suprised as she only fishes a couple of time a year – but happy for the company. I have fished the Selwyn many times and caught zilch – so it was obvious what was going to happen – and it did. She caught this lovely 11lb jack.

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