Well this last few days has seen some rough weather over much of the country. Down south we had a good rain on Sunday morning followed by a full day of rain on Monday and now the weather has turned cold with snow falling to quite low levels for this time of year.
Good news is the fresh that has put all the rivers running dirty has got brown trout moving on spawning runs up many of the systems. The hard cold snap producing the snow is dropping the river levels back to normal and they are clearing quickly again.
A colleague has said pods of trout are moving up one of our renowned sea runner systems but they are moving through fast however there has been some fun fishing.
I’ve got the next two days out guiding and will most likely be hitting the upper Mataura (which I normally by-pass until this stage of the season in the hope we will get into some productive riffles with the nymph and with some luck will get an afternoon mayfly hatch too and some dry fly action- here’s hoping.
Late breaking news – Oreti River at Lunsden still big and bewteen green and brown in colour – dropping.