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Like many anglers around New Zealand with the opening day of our fishing season starting 2moro my levels of anticipation are up and I am fizzing and ready to hit the waters of Southern NZ and start the search for big brown and rainbow trout.

I am off for a week on a expedition into Southland/Otago but we are taking the full Safari expedition kit as you never know where you may end up going. This is mainly due to the typical spring weather patterns at this time of year and being mobile can mean the difference in finding good water and weather conditions. In fact it looks like we are in for snow to low levels as a strongly southerly runs up out of the Southern ocean over the weekend – I am sure it will be interesting. One year I am sure we will end up with a big high ridging in for the opening of the fishing season.

We will certainly be looking at many of the small streams and tributaries that still hold some good brown trout after spawning while the water levels are good and offer good options if the main stems are dirty.

Keep an eye out on my blog as I will be giving reports as and when I can get internet coverage.

Tight Lines,.

Simon.