Plans for the winter

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  • #6771
    fishsnatcher
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    Some people tend to go into hibernation in the winter, and either stare at forums :oops: or sit by a warm fire and admire there trophies from the year before….

    I’ll probably do slightly less fishing, because of weather conditions, but that fishing scratch has to be itched, the reservoirs and lower river reaches are still open, and I may be heading to tekapo for a few days in the school holidays. I’ll give the Tekapo canals a go, might get one of those 20lb+ monsters :twisted:

    Though I’ll also do a wee bit on the lake itself

    So what are your plans for the winter?

    #13123
    Miliwolf
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    20lb of trout fat :roll:

    I still do a little trout fishing during the winter, I do a little trolling and I spin fish a local pond. The fly rods get less action.

    #13124
    St_Paul
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    I usually spend winters tying flies for the next season. Given the winters are a little warmer up here may try and get out with the spinning rod. Any spots you’d care to recommend up here milli?

    #13127
    fishsnatcher
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    [quote:2wc56aga]I still do a little trout fishing during the winter, I do a little trolling and I spin fish a local pond. The fly rods get less action.

    I have seen fish rising quite a bit in the winter actually, mostly on the reservoirs, makes me wish I had brought the fly rod, when i see the odd mayfly-midge hatch.
    Last winter I was watching a 6lb+ wild brown that had got into the reservoir continuously rise to midges and ignore my spinner in winter last year… though it would have been a tricky fight on the light tippet needed for small midge dries.

    #13128
    Jackfish
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    I guess your talking about southern resivoir there.

    Since you can let the fish run a long way in there tippet shouldn’t be an issue. I’ve caught 6 pounders on 3 pound tippet .

    I’ll be fly fishing most weekends this winter. I’ll be having a go in the salt after flounder, barracuda and shark. But mainly targeting winter run rainbows and hopefully browns.

    #13130
    Miliwolf
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    Barracuda are a tropical fish, never heard of any being caught in New Zealand waters before. Good luck catching one.

    [quote:2o2nvo4f] Any spots you’d care to recommend up here milli?

    I find the Marlborough winters colder then the Canterbury ones… I mainly just stick around the lower Wairau, maybe up to where the Waihopai joins it. The area around the lagoons can be worth fishing when the tide/wind are favorable.

    #13131
    fishsnatcher
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    Bara[b:12wn9nwb]coutta[/b:12wn9nwb]?

    #13132
    Jackfish
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    Oh yeah

    I mean’t barracoutta

    #13133
    Miliwolf
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    I knew that he meant barracoutta, was just being a prick.

    #13134
    fishsnatcher
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    I knew that…

    #13135
    Miliwolf
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    Stealth edited the insult out, Eh?

    Which meant I had to edit my response :(

    #13137
    fishsnatcher
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    An insult? Where? :wink:

    #13138
    Miliwolf
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    True, it was a compliment.

    #13426
    fishsnatcher
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    Anyone know if any rivers are open near tekapo in the winter? I’m pretty sure they are all closed and it’s just the lakes and another couple of places.
    I had heard a rumour, that there was a 1km stretch of the tekapo open….

    #13429
    Jackfish
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    Nah there are all closed. The canals are open but are pretty unattractive to fish.

    The are plenty of fish to be caught in Lake tekapo itself and I’m pretty sure the whole of the tekapo is closed

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