Fishing report November 22

With our season well underway, the fishing has been variable. Unsettled rivers with high winds have made for interesting casting. Some lovely mayfly hatches have resulted from cool Southerly airstreams, and we have been lucky with rivers that are just … Continued

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Fly fishing report July 27

The fishing is just starting to improve after the rather dull months of June and July. With plenty of cruising brown trout around the shallows. We have been catching them on mainly bully patterns, but small nymphs also have been … Continued

Fly fishing report February 17, 2014

After a couple of weeks of settled weather, things are on the move again, with a fair bit of wind pushing around, and hopefully some much needed rain on the way. With the rivers low and clear, the trout become … Continued

Fishing report Jan 23, 2014

Whew, the busiest season I have ever seen, and some of the trickiest weather to contend with! However, we are managing to find some great fishing, sometimes in out of the way places. The last few weeks has seen us … Continued

Spring weather

Typical springtime stuff – heavy rain and strong winds have postponed a trip to Southland for some early season Mayfly fishing. Let’s hope next week is kinder to us. On the upside I believe the rainbow trout are running late … Continued

Brown trout behavior and distribution

Our government run NIWA (national information water atmosphere) organisation has some good information on both brown and rainbow trout. Check out this link:

Latest conditions October 3 2013

The good stillwater fishing continues, with around 40 brown trout landed this last week, and one day accounting for 25 of those. If the conditions are perfect (sunny with a slight breeze) then the fishing is extraordinary. Mostly the fish … Continued

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Latest conditions August 31

With settled weather we are seeing more and more brown trout in close to shore searching for food after the long winter. Some of these are in excellent condition for the time of year, and seem more active than usual, … Continued