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 flying in boats under a helicopter to access some virgin water, braving snow showers, casting in gale force winds, contending with high water levels (code for floods!), and sometimes fishing with blue skies, gin clear water, and no wind – we like these days!
I am lucky enough to have great clients with one fantastic attitude in common – they want to get out there fly fishing, which suits me fine. We have had some truly memorable days this season, and I’m sure there will be many more days to come before the season ends on May 31.
Trout have been caught mainly on nymphs over the last week, due to the cold weather. The large terrestrials such as cicadas are finally making their presence known, and green beetles are still about, so when the sun comes out and the temp gets to above 20C, then the dry fly fishing is all on.
The weather is slowly settling down, with the forecast towards the end of the month looking quite flash, which will be great for some up and coming overnight camp outs.
Below are some pics from the last couple of weeks.