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Sat 19th January, 2019


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Despite a change in the weather at the beginning of the week, the cicadas kept coming. And it's turning out to be one of the most significant cicada events for several years. I don't know what its like where you guys live but the sound of millions of them chirping in the nearby forest starts at first light and continues until early evening. When you're on the river the husks are everywhere and as you make your way along the tracks you'll often feel them fly into you or hear their startled screech if you get too close. I'm sure the heavy rain and wind at the start of the week saw to it that mor ...
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Thu 10th January, 2019


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The warm sunny weather and patchy drizzle of the past few days has triggered the emergence of huge numbers of cicadas in the area. Along the banks of the Tongariro the trees and undergrowth are littered with abandoned nymphal cases and the air is filled with the adults mating calls. Fly fishermen in New Zealand eagerly await this event every year because it often signals a few weeks of top notch surface action as the trout gorge themselves on these big insects. But in recent years although the annual emergence of these bugs started well, it was often cut short because of sudden changes in the ...
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Mon 7th January, 2019


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With the silly season over for another year "the river" is slowly returning to normal during the week as anglers go back to work. Just before Christmas we had some pretty active thunderstorms and the resulting downpours must have affected some of the streams way up in the headwaters because up until yesterday morning the Tongariro was still running a little murky. The same thing happened around April last year and the fine sediment brought down then, took ages to "drop out." You can see it again along the margins and no matter how carefully you wade you'll kick up clouds of the stuff when you' ...
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