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 are being taken on bully imitations cast close to shore as the cruising trout approaches, usually a distance of around 4 or 5 metres, with the fish only being 50cm off the shoreline.
Below is Sam W, from NSW playing a fiesty brown just ahead of the approaching storm.
The lowland waters have opened on October 1, and we have an expedition down to the Southland lowland rivers in a week to focus on some mayfly fishing before returning up to the Southern Lakes for the opening of our local high country waters on November 1.
I still have some availability in mid November, which is a great time to target rainbow trout in our backcountry rivers.
Please feel free to enquire about available dates, and also if you have any questions about fly fishing in the Wanaka area, ask away!