Although I am already back in my work, my hair salon has been quiet as many people have still been away on holiday, especially international students. Actually, this is the Dunedin thing, the town of student.
So I just went another half-day fishing.
Beautiful bright sunny day!
Before I started fishing, I just replaced old shoe races on my wading shoes with $9.99 new ones. Not Simms official ones ,but should be good enough.
Because they looked going to be broken soon!
And also, the Vibram soles look kind of worn-out as well after I have heavily used these shoes for nearly two seasons. I don't know what to do about it. Maybe taking them back to Japan next time I'm on holiday to get the soles replaced via Japanese distributer Marverick??
The river was so quiet and I never saw any rise.
After the last fishing session, there were some rain. The rain must have changed the river I guess.
A big NZ's freshwater eel!
Finally, I found not a rising fish, but a jumping fish in a ripple falling into the pool, and caught it on a nymph. She looked jumping as if she was feeling too hot.
Then, I found the river condition exactly the same as the last day I fished with my friend from Auckland, the day when we could catch fish on Czech Nymphing only.
I changed the spool and the line system for Czech Nymphing and tried to fish only choppy runs flow into the pool down.
I didn't get any big one, but the same type of ripples were holding fish that only Czech Nymphing could work to make them bite.
and lovely browns
At the end of the day, I hooked up a big jack!!
It was probably 5-6lb nice jack, but as I was using tandem nymph rig, another free nymph got stuck on something underwater like submerged bush while I was taking these photos of my bending rod.
Ooooh, Nooo... I shouldn't have done this, should have concentrated on a serious fight rather than taking photos.