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Fishing Report

December 2016 Fishing Report

December 01, 2016

Proudly brought to you by Craig Smith from Hatch Fishing The opening of the season has been interesting with severe winds and high waters over much of the Southern Lakes area. This has meant many rivers have not been fished since opening, and may be out until mid December with too much water. This is not all bad, as we may avoid the drought conditions we experienced last year, with plenty of ground water about. Some rivers were nearly dry at Christmas, so let’s hope we have more angling choices this season. So far this season, flies that have been working are tending to be larger bead head nymphs in brighter colours to cope with the faster dirtier water we...

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November 2016 Fishing Report

November 03, 2016

Proudly brought to you by Craig Smith from Hatch Fishing At last, the Backcountry waters around Wanaka open on November 1, with the other waters further North in the Central South Island opening on November 5. The weather forecast is for lovely calm settled weather right up to 7am on opening day and then it really turns to crap! Let's hope I'm wrong! Expect plenty of anglers to be out and about so make sure you remain polite and positive with any “encounters”! It is highly likely that you will be catching mainly rainbow trout over the opening weeks of the backcountry rivers. Please keep in mind these fish are still in “spawning” mode, and to release them carefully. They are...

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