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Thursday as promised the storm had passed and snow was lying low in the mountains we shot down to the Upper M for the afternoon. The river was still up and slightly discoloured but clean enough to spot to about waist deep. We found some nice trout and managed to hook 2 – one to the bank which was about a 5.5 lb jack fish in excellent condition. Very light mayfly hatch around 3 o’clock but no real surface activity.

NZ Fly Fishing Expeditions - Nice Autumn Brown trout

NZ Fly Fishing Expeditions - Nice Autumn Brown trout

Easter Friday saw us in Central for the day on the M with excellent conditions, blue bird and no wind. My beginners managed 4 to the bank nothing big, nice 2-3 lbs fish. In the back ground the sound of distant gun fire was echoing thru the valley due to the great Easter bunny hunt – teams of 10 head out on to different farms to help clear the rabbits – each team expects over the 48 hour shoot to nail about 1000 bunnies. With 20 teams out there blasting away you can imagine the sound!

The big O has been producing some good mayfly hatches between 1 and 4 pm and resulting in some nice fresh run trout – still quite full.

Reports from friends driving past the rivers has been plenty of fisherman out enjoying the long Easter weekend with anglers vehicles parked up all over the shop.

NZ Fly Fishing Expeditions - Fish on afther the storm passes

NZ Fly Fishing Expeditions - Fish on afther the storm passes