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  • #6489
    gunnercoops
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    Hi, yet another poms down here in godzone! I have been here a year and been fishing the beaches at birdlings a bit, the Waimak mouth, and done okish, but I am struggling on the trout side. The Waimak is so big!! I have been trying the river below the gorge with no luck as yet, enjoying the scenery though…any tips and or clues re tactics, ( I am happy with fly or spinner) and where is worth a go would be greatfully recieved….my wife has pointed out that the fishing licence is a waste of money as I dont catch anything…and I need to get another next month!! Hmmmm how to sell that one!!

    Great forum, loads of interesting info on here…hopefully will be able to add to the tales of catches as the year goes on.

    #8729
    yellowfin
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    Well I don’t really know much about trout so I can’t help. I find it easier to just fish in the sea and not worry about licenses. In summer there is always kahawai and Yellow Eyed Mullet around that you could target with a spinner or even try SWF.

    #8733
    yellowfin
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    um certian parts of the waimak ashley hurinui seem to be of for trout or even some of the lakes eg coleridge i

    #8734
    yellowfin
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    The next big thing in the trout fishing department here in Canterbury

    #8735
    yellowfin
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    Is it

    #8736
    yellowfin
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    hey booger

    #8737
    yellowfin
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    It is true that many anglers fish for searun trout in the Waimakariri River. However it is also true that only a small percentage regularly catch a fish. You may be surprised to know that some guys get their limit on most days they go out! – Yellowfin

    #8741
    gunnercoops
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    A sea run trout would be very nice. I will definately get down and have a bash at them.

    I have just booked a weekend away to Benmore in November….sounds like a good plan to me…now I have to get that licence…although I have had to trade that off with agreeing to pay for Mrs to go on a girls weekend in Hanmer…an expensive hobby this fishing!!

    #8742
    yellowfin
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    Im glad im not married, although if I want to go fishing I go fishing… the gf could always come with me!! :P

    For some reason standing shoulder to shoulder with other fishermen trying to catch a sea run at the waimak does really do it for me. Much rather have a crack at a trout in more peaceful surroundings! Nice back country river sounds more like it!

    #8782
    yellowfin
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    while sea run trout fishing ur not so much standing shoulder to shoulder thats more so the salmon fisherman at the mouth up the river by the motorway bridges i

    #8803
    gunnercoops
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    I tried the mouth of the Halswell yesterday, as I had been told of big trout….bloody awful there! As soon as the sun came up I was covered in flys…completely covered, as was the car…the water seemed really low there, not a sign of any fish. The flies drove me off pretty quick. They looked likes big mossies but didnt bite thankfully!

    Yet another futile trip!

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