Whanganui River Ups and Downs.

Well over the last month or so we went from having drought conditions early in the month and then rain finally arriving ,mainly due to the farmers prayers. In the last 2 weeks we have had some fine weather with some days of very heavy rain so the river flows certainly have been up and down , ranging from 19 cumecs to over 339 cumecs .
Fortunately the Whanganui goes down almost as fast as it rises and clears in two to three days so the trout fishing has not been interrupted to much .
When the river is fishable it has been fishing well with good numbers of both brown and rainbow trout now resident in there summer pools.
If you are new to this river it is well worth checking out the water from Victory Bridge at the back of town to the manunui camping ground.
With the New year break almost upon us I intend to spend a day or two on the water and I will keep you posted.

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