15 March 2013

Opening Day 2013

I  was a bit hesitant whether to go out fishing at all , I'd received a email form Brian telling me the burns he had  "recced" , were coloured up with  snow melt., but what forced me out was the outlook for the week ahead which wasn't too promising with rain and snow and low temperatures forecast , today was the mild day of the week , 7 degrees and my local was running clear enough to fish though i do suspect there may have been a little snow melt present .

You can almost set your watch by the hatch , it's usually very predictable,  but today the hatch was poor only the odd Large dark olive coming off through out the few hours i was there .

I sat and waited , i had a  cast just to get the feel for it again. I walked scanning pools for risers , but nothing stirred. I was about to head for home , when  I decided just to fish the water   , i set up my usual search method   NZ style, and  i almost had a heart attack when out of the blue, a trout slurped my klink off  the surface.
A pounder

That was all i managed but it put a smile on my face , and opened my account for 2013.


  1. great stuff col, a fine trout to kick of your season, great picture of the snowdrop too!

  2. Well done Col was out myself ,just managed the one the only rise i saw

  3. Thanks guys , and welldone kempy, any fish at this time of year is a bonus it'll only get better.

  4. The long awaited time is here. The best to you on all your stream endeavors.

  5. thanks Alan, the bad weathers (snow) unfortunately hit today, didnt stop us from fishing though but i'd imagine it'll stop play for the week ahead.