Sunday morning was chilly with showers and strong southwesterlies.
Odd showers on my way driving up the river. Hope the sky will clear later on.
It was cold to start fishing but the water colour looked quite good. Fishing should be good today!
The first one bit on a gold bead nymph soon.
Good one, 2 inches short to 20".
A good one put good bend in my Scott G2!
This was a nice and fat over 3.5lb hen, 20inches.
Good 17-19inches brownies kept taking nymphs at most likely spots all morning.
The only one thing out of my thought was they took nymphs in faster runs and riffles more than slower runs I was thinking which means they were more active than I thought.
Having such a pleasant moment on late autumn trout river. Winter is approaching fast.
This nice autumn colour fish took a nymph in a fast run.
It's getting harder to remember how many fish I have landed today.
Actually this was the 9th fish.
This must be a good one! Very strong!
Over 3lb nice jack.
And then, I caught the best fish of the day, a wee bit short to 5lb, 23inches jack.
I thought this must have been one of those two good ones that I dropped last Monday. On last Mon, I saw his shape, colour and size because he jumped out of the water showing his whole body as soon as I hooked up and got hooked out....
He stayed at exactly the same spot. As a matter of fact, I tried this spot this morning but caught some other fish only. And I came back here again in the afternoon for him because I believed he was still there and finally landed.
I was pretty sure this was the one I dropped 6 days ago!
Although I have seen some other fishermen at lower reach of this river, I have never seen anyone at my favourite stretches out of the middle reach. I thought no one had come to fish here since I left on last Monday. Always only me! This is just like a dream situation for Japanese fisherman like myself. This never happens in Japanese fisheries.
Try to fish some different parts of the river where have never been before.
This good looking fish took a dry off the top to end the day.
I had a great day!
Today(Mon), the temperature was only 5℃ at noon with showers and hails in Dunedin! and It seemed to be even lower at my home river. Witer has come to the South NZ. So even myself, didn't feel like going back to the river today.
Only two more weekends left to the end of the season.