- 09/12/2013 at 9:35 am #24187
Got this searun a few weeks back. Best of the season for me so far.09/12/2013 at 10:01 am #24188
Been seeing a few residents as well, this was one of 3 from last night and weighed in at 5.5lb.10/12/2013 at 7:13 am #24199
Nice fish.10/12/2013 at 8:08 am #24200
Cheers Johnny. Thanks for the net job and the camera skills !17/12/2013 at 10:03 pm #24271AnonymousInactive
1 of 2 fish from last night quick photo then released.20/12/2013 at 2:37 am #24292
Nice fish guys.
had a quick fish in the Opihi at lunch time,second cast and got this fat 3lber on softbait then left.
12/01/2014 at 12:21 am #24452
Fished Opihi Mouth this morning, Got this Big Mullet and 3lb Searun
12/01/2014 at 7:31 am #24456shark slayerParticipant
nice fish troutfisher..that mullet will be beutifull eating..taken on a softy i assume?12/01/2014 at 7:55 am #24457
Yeah both fish taken on 3inch gulp minnow. Covered the Mullet in Flour and fried it whole Very nice eating but lots of bones.16/01/2014 at 12:40 am #24498
Getting that big mullet on a 3 inch Gulp is pretty cool.26/01/2014 at 2:56 am #24574
I’m going up to the rangitata gorge in a couple of weeks. Any one know what lures work best up there and what fly’s 2 use?26/01/2014 at 8:33 am #24581
haven’t been up there for a year or so but last time I was there just fished about Halfway between the gorge and mesopotamia at the fish and game access point and got some good rainbow trout in the braids on storm Softplastics04/02/2014 at 8:49 am #24667MiliwolfParticipant
This last weekend I went on my first proper fly fishing trip for trout of the Season. I arrived at my mountain tarns to fairly poor conditions, with large clumps of cloud and gusty swift breeze making spotting difficult. First day, was hard going, and the few takes I managed to get were lost due to my over eager strike. The highlight of the day was sharing the lake with this lovely couple, they spent much of the time diving in search of a feed. Glad to see more of them turning up in Marlborough. So I returned to camp without landing any fish.
The next day, started much better and it was pleasant, wam and calm. I probably should have returned to the tarns because they have proven productive in the past, but instead I decided to hit the river. Spotted a very nice trout (est 7-8lb) at the first place I stopped. So snack down behind it and started casting, was just about to give up when I saw it speeding downstream after my dry… then it saw me and darted away So I continued fishing pocket water further upstream, and a deep gut looked to tempting not to blind fishing, after a dozen or so casts I glimpsed a trout feeding in there… a dozen more and he was on. So I landed my first fly caught trout of the season. Fishing further upstream proved unproductive so returned to the cat for lunch.
After lunch I drove downstream and hit the pocket water again, lost a trout in the first pocket water.. but a bet further upstream spied a snake resting in front of a large boulder. I normally do not bother them, but was so close decided to flick a nymph right on its mouth which it grabbed. So landed my first fly caught Snake of the season. More trout followed and the day was quite successful by my standards. At one stage I thought I snagged my line behind me, so gave it a powerful forward cast and a fingerling went flying in front of me Released the poor thing and it seemed fine.04/02/2014 at 6:09 pm #24669elmo22Participant
great photos, some nice fish and great scenery well done milwolf love the country side but don’t get out into much now04/02/2014 at 11:45 pm #24671
Well done! Awesome pics.
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