fishsnatcher replied to the topic Fly fishing Queenstown/Wanaka/Arthurs pass suggestions in the forum Trout Fishing 9 years, 5 months ago
Check out this website for info, it will have the majority of the fishing spots you’ll be going past, also try and get a look at a few of the fish and game pamphlets they have them in almost every fishing tackle shop. Around Queenstown you have all the little lakes around Lake Wakatipu within a short distance, Lake Moke,…[Read more]
Surprisingly strong wee fish on the fly aye? I’ve caught a couple around where you were too. If you stand up on a high bank and look down onto where you were fishing you’ll often find you’re casting right into the midst of a big school of them. And where there are lots of bait fish there are big trout
Haven’t tried eating them but they look pretty good.
WOOLLY BUGGER! Seriously I use it everywhere where bullies or small fish are on the menu, lighte grey/white in esturies, smaller green/brown in lakes.
Pretty fun sight-fishing with them, watching a trout hammer it when you cast it a couple of feet away then twitch it. Almost the only streamer I use, apart from the odd rabbit fly, or…[Read more]
Yeah, I’m keen I don’t have access to a car though so my fishing options are limited to round Dunedin, though if I’m ever heading up your way, I’ll send you a PM
If your down Dunedin way, either when the season starts or earlier, I chould chip in for petrol and we could hit the Taieri or the waikouaiti?
Small Otago river estuary…. I think I know the one you mean
Yeah sea-runs will start coming in from September onward for whitebait, although it can be hard to tell the difference between them and resident estuary fish.
And they come again in Feb-march to spawn up-river, can get some big sea runs in them small Otago rivers, my biggest fish…[Read more]
Maybe this Christmas, I’ll let you know. Was in Wanaka last year, only managed 2 rainbows, good fish though. Plenty of nice spots for a kayak round there
If I do see you up twizel way, we’ll have to catch up for a fish, gives me a good excuse to show you my amazing new fly fishing skills
Well I don’t know I’ll be able to cast more than 70 feet… but do you know where can you get a cheap measuring tape from that will do the job?
Be nice to know how far I [i:3vgcnoph]can[/i:3vgcnoph] cast
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