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Any luck?

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 2:15 pm
by WiscoNZ
Went out last Monday on my favourite river that still has an all year stretch open, it was horrible fishing. Saw maybe 3 fish. Caught nothing. We're pretty sure they've all moved up by now. Just curious if anyone else out there is having luck on rivers still or should I just moved to lakes now?

Re: Any luck?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:49 am
by Dave
Was out on Wednesday on the Mataura (still open below Gore) and there was an afternoon rise. They were only small fish with the biggest landed being 1 1.2 lbs. Will be out again tomorrow.
Dave

Re: Any luck?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 1:19 pm
by WiscoNZ
Dave wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 9:49 am
Was out on Wednesday on the Mataura (still open below Gore) and there was an afternoon rise. They were only small fish with the biggest landed being 1 1.2 lbs. Will be out again tomorrow.
Dave
Thats pretty deep south, do they move up earlier in the season there? What you're usual average on that river?

Re: Any luck?

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:37 am
by Dave
I have hardly fished the Mataura since the end of January as it has been pretty high and carrying a bit of colour most of the time. Also I don't normally fish this low down, mainly when the rest of the river is closed so I don't really have an average available. The fish I caught are probably too young (and too small) to spawn.
I may head up country tomorrow to a lake tributary to see if I can catch some browns moving up or some resident rainbows. Hopefully I will find some better sized fish there.
Dave