Following on from a very wet winter the weather here in the king country has been magnificent over the last 3 weeks, so the rivers locally have dropped to a good fishable level and we are still getting some snow melt water from Mt Ruapehu, which makes for great fishing.
The Whanganui , Whakapapa, Ongarue , Taringamotu and the streams around Waimiha are all fishing very well, with good numbers of Rainbow and Brown trout in all rivers, Unfortunately the Retaruke river has suffered from another major slip into the headwaters and this has coated the bed with thick grey silt , which has effectively driven all but a few trout back down to the Whanganui.
This slip looks like it will be ongoing for some time and is also affecting the Blue Duck population.
Our Mate Lonny has been out and about quite a bit with some good catches lately ,and 1 or 2 taken for a meal.
Lonny and I had a fish last sunday and I managed to land a 4.5 Lb Rainbow jack in some quite fast water , took a photo and released him to fight another day.
Well tight lines to one and all and remember to fish that water under your feet first.