New Zealand 2017 – North Island – Part 3

Maybe I had finally figured out the whole damsel nymph game or maybe it was just the conditions that had gotten particularly favorable. Either way I was finally sight casting to and catching decent numbers of trout. Some fish were even caught twice, as can be seen in the pictures below. The fish were mostly rainbows and in the 2,5 – 3 kg range, although larger fish were spotted. In daytime, it was all about the damsel nymphs and casting them in front of “incoming” patrolling trout. At dusk came the evening rise, with both caddis and mayflies hatching.

The milky way put on a show during the last clear night, but then came more cold weather and the lake seemed to put things on hold again. I decided to move on and check out some of the nearby rivers and creeks.

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