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Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:15 am
by Fishkevfish
I am seeking a local fishing buddy to share some fishing experiences in the Tasman district. My schedule is very flexible. If any interest please reach out.

Kevin Wanecke

Re: Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:49 am
by Johnno
You may wish to reconsider your fishing locations as we are in the middle of a very hot dry period at the top of the south. Rivers are very low and warm which means it'll be very hard fishing during the day. The water temps during the day already mean that any fish you do catch will be fairly stressed and may poss die if played too long. I usually stop fishing by Feb for a month or so for that very reason. This year I've stopped 6 weeks early......

Re: Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:54 am
by Andy W
Same in and around Christchurch, I have pulled the pin on our local streams until March at least. While the main braided rivers hold up, the sight fishing opportunities are not there so much.

Re: Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:31 am
by Fishkevfish
Thank you for update. Sad situation. Hope for improvement in march.

Re: Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:47 pm
by wee1
Sent a private message to you Kevin

Re: Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:10 am
by chdale
Kevin,
I'm currently in the Christchurch area and also looking for a fishing buddy. Let me know what your plans are and we can try to meet up.
-Hayden

Re: Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:49 am
by fraser hocks
yea things aint in a good way with all this heat for sure. I fished a high county river on the weekend that is usually icy cold. It was tepid :oops:

I didn't have a temp gauge on me but id suggest even a couple of more degrees higher and we are going to see some huge fish kills.

Re: Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:35 pm
by Boisker
I hate it when you get a season like that Fraser, you really have to question yourself where is suitable to fish.
At the start of the fishing season in the U.K. last year my local rivers were already at late August levels... I completely stopped fishing some stretches that became really shallow... there just wasn’t enough refuges for the fish. Luckily it’s rare it stays dry al year in the U.K. and we did have enough rain through the summer to stop it getting dangerously bad.
It’s done nothing but rain for the last 2 months so we should be ok the star5 for this season :D

Re: Fishing buddy Based near Motueka February & March 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:33 am
by ziffle
I took my dog for a walk down to a large local river yesterday, normally he will have a drink and carry on but this time he just went in to his belly and stood in the cool water. I decided I'd get in with him and I was surprised at how easy it was to get under the (not very cold) water. I figured that if it's warm enough to swim in comfortably then it's probably too warm to fish in