I have been fishing the Shag River in East Otago lately, there has been a reasonable number of large browns but with the lower water level they seem to be very wary.
Someone told me that March is a lousey time for trout and in particular a real lousey time to fish the Shag, any of you guys know why this might be?
There seems to be plenty of insects around and I have found the odd fish rising under or near overhanging willows, I thought it might be getting too late for willow grubs.
So far this season the old pheasant tail nymph has been the most productive, I have hardly had a dry fly on all season.
Today’s effort 4 1/4 Brown taken with a pheasant tail nymph.
nice trout there mate
nice big fella you caught there, is the shag suitable for spin fishing? or too shallow, im just starting out fly-fishing, so more confident with spinning.
Also is spring any good on the shag?