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Fish the riffles and runs for late Summer fun.
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Fish the riffles and runs for late Summer fun.
Fri 22nd February, 2013


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Its been a long hot summer and although autumn is just around the corner its still very much a case of summer tactics for success on the Tongariro. Think oxygen and cool water and you'll find the fish. Riffles are a great place too start. In these shallower stretches rocks and stones moved from further up often collect on the river bed and as the water passes over them the resulting turbulence helps promote the gas exchange that we call oxygenation. Trout use their gills to extract this dissolved oxygen {dO2} from the water but the amount of dO2 available to them is partly influenced by the wa ...
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Phew !
Sat 2nd February, 2013


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Another fabulous spell of summer weather in Turangi. It may not have provided ideal fishing conditions but I'm not complaining. I really don't mind standing in a cool river on a warm sunny day. Looking at my notes for the week reminded me that although the day-time temperatures were sometimes in the thirties, if you were on the river at dawn {with no jacket} it was pretty cold. With the low clear conditions and hot afternoons an early start usually paid off. But I found the fishing a little more challenging this week calling for lighter tippets and a variety of small naturals. There were more ...
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