Great to be back home after a very successful trip up north. I had a chance to chase some snapper and also some kingfish in the Coromandel on the fly with mixed success but lots of enjoyment. Snapper for dinner one night!
The weather is starting to cool down in the South as Autumn is approaching but the fishing is still great. On the Oreti river yesterday with no wind and early cloud cover burning off provided some great fishing. Trout sitting under lips and taking nymphs were enticed easily with accurate casts and later in the day fish started coming to the surface taking dry’s and provided some more sport. All in all 5 to the bank and lost 3 so not a bad day!
As we move more towards the end of March and into Autumn we will start to see some great mayfly hatches on some of our rivers while the mountain rivers will conitnue to provide great sport right up until the end of May. The brown trout have had a great summer and are coming into awesome condition as the season drifts towards closing of the lowland rivers at the end of April and the back country rivers the end of May. From now to the end of the season is one of my favourite times to be on the river, big strong fat fish and awesome weather, scenery is pretty good too!