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We are over the shortest day, and the fish seem to know it, with a bit more activity evident.
I have seen quite a few post spawning browns moving on the lake margins, which is encouraging. With the low lake levels a long cast is not required, but the ones we were targeting were rather wary, so make sure you don’t make your presentation too heavy handed.
There are still some nice rainbows to be found around the incoming rivers, and there should be a few more move in as the spring approaches.
The canals around Tekapo and Twizel are popular this time of year, and a good destination to target some of the large trout that lurk around the salmon farms. During the winter, the rainbows move away from the salmon nets as they try and find water to spawn in over the months ahead. Below is a nice rainbow from last weekend caught in the Pukaki canal. Southern Wild has an extensive amount of gear to target these big fish.
Keep warm and enjoy the fishing.