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The early bird ...
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A busy weekend.
Wed 29th July, 2015


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With a couple of clubs in town holding their annual competitions it was another busy weekend on the river. I fished with Sean Seamer on Saturday and Sunday. Despite starting early and walking up the TRB wearing headlamps, when we arrived at Boulder Reach on daybreak four others had already beaten us to it. It was the same story a little further upriver but luckily for us there were a couple of "old hands" in the pool who moved through, giving us room to drop into the tail. A few drifts later Sean hooked up to a nice fish unfortunately after several spectacular leaps a moments lapse of concentr ...
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The early bird ...
Tue 21st July, 2015


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With the school holidays almost over anglers were making the most of it on the weekend. The stretch from the road bridge down is always popular but the Hydro has also been kicking off and I counted ten lined up there one morning. Things should quieten down again now, especially during the week. As you would expect with so many on the river the fishing got a little tougher over the last fortnight which meant an early start if you wanted to get into the hot spots before they got thrashed. I generally prefer to keep on the move and fish the "in between" stuff. But there were days when there were ...
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Brass Monkeys !
Wed 15th July, 2015


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If there were any brass monkeys on the river last weekend they were definitely missing part of their anatomy ... boy was it cold. I fished with Glenn and Teresa for a few hours on Friday and undeterred by the freezing conditions they hit fish straight away. They very quickly landed five between them ... a great start to the weekend. But by the next day it was all change. I couldn't buy a fish in the same stretch next morning. And despite moving around I found Saturday a pretty tough day on the river. By Monday the bitterly cold southerly blast had cleared the country and with the weather almos ...
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Rainbows everywhere.
Wed 1st July, 2015


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Its been another eventful couple of weeks on the Tongariro. Plenty of rainbows in and out of the water and there have been some "belters" caught and lost. I don't know if you've heard the same rumor but I was told of an eleven pound hen turning up in the trap. As expected after the five year record flows there are some changes and a few new snags ... the Island Pool has a real tackle grabber in it. Its going to take a little while to get round them all but so far I've fished from town to Cattle Rustlers and although some spots have definitely changed for the worse there is plenty of interestin ...
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