A fresh came thru last night so we headed off to the Matukituki mouth to see if there were any salmon schooling getting ready to run or brown trout but to no avail. It was off on the hunt for rainbows in the mighty clutha – this proved quite successful with 5 fish taken and 2 lost (all on nymphs)one of which was a trout around the 8lbs mark. with all the rest coming in at between 3 and 5lbs but in the big water worked us hard like fish twice the size.
Apparently the salmon are schooling off the Dart mouth at the moment so that could be worth a crack next up.
The Autumn weather should be starting to create some good mayfly hatches on some of our southern rivers.