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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:38 am 
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Forum readers may recall my earlier Sept. 2017 trip to New Zealand when trout fishing was closed for the season.

I travelled this year in the beginning of October so as to catch the start of the trout fishing, with a trip to the Marlborough region of the South Isalnd. This region is world famous for its wines ( Cloudy Bay, Stoneleigh are two of the famous vineyards from here) but equally famous for its trout rivers ... the
Wairau, Waimea, Matai, Motueka ,Pelorus, Rai are river names that roll off the tongue of any serious
Angler visiting this region.

Most of my fishing was done on these rivers with my spinning gear and despite the early start, it was tough going trying to catch any trout (both the brown and the rainbows share the same waters).

I had a glorious mix of Mepps, Blue Fox, Vibrex spinners ... Toby spoons... Rapala minnows of all sizes and patterns but the fish were shy. At best they would follow the lure but not strike, pulling away at the last moment, it was quite frustrating.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:47 am 
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I tried almost all of the rivers listed above with no results for 5 consecutive days. Fellow anglers will
sympathise with me as they know how frustrating it can be.

However, there was a Bollywood ending to the trip.

On the very last evening, I fished a deep pool that had produced a lot of false hits and follows when I fished it earlier.. This time I was better prepared and started catching trout just on dusk.

All of the several brown trout were caught on a 10 Gm Toby spoon with a brown/red dotted surface on one side with a golden shine on the reverse. This had produced a 6lb brown on an earlier trip so I had confidence in this lure.

I caught several browns ranging from 1-3 lbs and could have caught a dozen more but I was satisfied and called it a day when the fish were still rising and feeding.

Pictures follow. Enjoy.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:01 am 
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The sedate river in the background and a small trout in hand, a very feisty fish that had ruffled the water with its aerobatic leaps.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:33 am 
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Some pretty wildflowers near the Wairau River bank.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:50 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:00 am 
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Lovely brown trout caught right at dusk ..... safely released to live for the future.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:08 am 
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Another nice one on the Toby spoon.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:13 am 
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As the fish were landed on a sandy bank (no net was used to avoid injury to the fish), they look a bit
dirty. Here one is being handled before a clean dip to wipe the sand off.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:21 am 
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Angling on the Rai River bank..... tall lush grass but there are no snakes or poisonous spiders in New Zealand, unlike India or Australia, so one can fish without a worry.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:26 am 
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Anglers Access sign boards are prominently displayed for us, making it easy to find a location and
without fear of trespassing on someone's land ( a serious sin in these countries). The gates are kept on a latch, which you open and then close behind you to keep out stray cattle and sheep.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:31 am 
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Wairau River near the ocean.

Trying for sea run trout (brown trout that enters the ocean, goes and does what? no one knows, and
returns to the rivers again). It is a silvery fish and hits silver or white coloured lures.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:38 am 
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In between, we tried for some Kawahai( Australian salmon) that are prolific in New Zealand salt waters
and are spectacular fighters.

The rented car was a Toyota RAV4, perfect for our purposes as it had all wheel drive to cope with rough roads, as well as ample gear carrying capacity.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:44 am 
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When near the ocean, I could not resist casting lures for kingfish (which I have yet to catch and land)
although it was not the right time for them. I hope next year.

The metal lure is a Sniper, on which I hooked a kingfish in Sydney but it went into the rocks and I lost it.

The redhead lure is a Savage Gear mid-depth diver.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:54 am 
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I leave you some more pictures.
It was spring time in New Zealand and the trees and flowers were on show in abundance. A great time to visit and fish!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:57 am 
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There are more pictures of the trout fishing but need to be resized prior to posting. Will try to get that done in due course.

Kingfish.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:21 am 
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This was the largest fish of the day, about 3lbs (1.5 kilos).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:25 am 
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Another closeup.

The Toby spoon had a single, offset replacement hook fitted by me, it worked perfectly with it hooking the fish in the side of the jaw. Minimal trauma for the trout when released.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:45 am 
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I was rather pleased to catch this fish after putting so much time and energy over nearly a week on the waters.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:47 am 
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It is dusk time and the curtain falls on this trip, a happy and satisfying ending.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:56 am 
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Enjoyed reading. It is good to know, this time you were able to catch trout.
The water looks crystal clear and landscape looks beautiful too. I wish our waters are also like this.

Regards,
H.Venkatesan


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:47 pm 
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Thanks, Venkat.

Some of the rivers in Uttarkhand are relatively clean in the upper reaches, such as the Saryu where I caught mahseer in some beautiful locales.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:33 pm 
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Beautiful report and lovely pics there Kingfish!

Looks like that 10 gram Toby spoon worked well for you.
Glad you managed to slam some nice trout on the last session.

Are there any Crocodiles there?

Thank you for sharing! Maruthu


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:14 pm 
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Thanks, Maruthu.

There are no crocodiles in New Zealand.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:38 pm 
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The only thing one has to be careful about when fishing near streams in New Zealand is the presence of midges, a small black fly that bites the flesh and can cause discomfort if you scratch the bite.

A bottle of insect repellent spray ( such as Aeroguard or Off , Bushman) is a must carry item. A soothing gel applied to the bites is very helpful.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:13 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
The only thing one has to be careful about when fishing near streams in New Zealand is the presence of midges, a small black fly that bites the flesh and can cause discomfort if you scratch the bite.

A bottle of insect repellent spray ( such as Aeroguard or Off , Bushman) is a must carry item. A soothing gel applied to the bites is very helpful.

Kingfish


With all the lush green in New Zealand, it is hard to believe that there is no danger lurking in the woods or the bushes. Must be an awesome place to live for someone that loves hunting and fishing.

By the way, there seems to be a lot of clearance in the back in the place where you caught those trout. I can't help myself think that it would be a paradise for fly fisherman as there is plenty of room to cast the fly.

Cheers!
Maruthu


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:21 pm 
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@Kingfish,

Thanks for posting the pics of lush greenery and clear waters. Some really noteworthy catches over there. And most of all, it looks like you enjoyed a lot over there. Like they say, a bad day of fishing beats a great day at work.

Cheers....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:47 pm 
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Maruthu,

You are absolutely right .... hunting and fishing are well established in NZ and game such as mallard ducks, California quail, Canada geese have been successfully released into the ecosystem for the wing shooter.

The bigger game shooter is catered for by similarly introduced red deer from the UK and tahr from the subcontinent. Very popular with Australian hunters.

As for fly fishing, it is a dream location with ample space for casting and shallow rivers and streams for wading.

Give it a visit sometime.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:50 pm 
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@Ulygun

Thanks, really enjoyed the trip .... apart from the fishing, there is some fantastic scenery to look at and
some superb wines to taste.

You must be headed into autumn and the striper/ surf fishing must be good. Hope to hear from you on this!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:34 am 
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Very nice Kingfish..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:01 am 
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Thanks, Bobby.

I believe you were in New Zealand recently ? Get any chance to fish there?

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:43 am 
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Hi Kingfish,

Did not go there, have postponed the trip.

Bobby


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