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The first good autumn /winter storm came thru dropping quite a bit of snow down to about 3000 ft lowering to 1400ft in Queenstown. Snow to ground in areas south like Mossburn and Lumsden etc. This has been followed by a very cold night with big frost so will it be interesting to see the Southern rivers this coming week. All our backcountry rivers low and clean and I imagine similar in the South but it may create a small fresh followed by some melt fresh, stirring the browns up a little for spawning runs in some areas — maybe!

There should be some great mayfly hatches in the afternoons – I am off to Lumsden for four days this coming week so I will let you know whats going on.