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Lucas Allen – The Nui

I fished the upper pools quickly on Saturday morning with Dad. The river was very clear and had a fair number of Trout spawning. We found the going a little tough given the timeframe and conditions. This section of river is in great shape and with the current weather blasting the country will now be on fire for the next few days at least. I know where I’d rather be than working all week!

For those of you planning on hitting it we did well on small size 12 tangerine glowies with red dots. Small tungsten H/C or Caddis were also used with a .4 splitshot where needed. Also trialled a new fly but lost it to a snag before doing any damage! I’ll try adding a quick tying list later in the week for anyone wanting to make a prototype and give it a whirl.

Speaking of flies I’ll be making a few in the coming week. If anything of note turns out you’ll soon hear from me. Happy fishing, stay warm and drive safe.

3 responses

  1. Andi

    Great little collum i will be back for more installments

    August 16, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  2. Dundee

    Nice looking trout.I’m itching too get out for a fish but are flat out on the farm.
    Wheres the Nui?

    August 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    • Lucas Allen


      The Waitaha”nui” is a spring fed stream just south of Taupo airport. As for the Trout it flicked free after that pic. Nicely conditioned fish running the rivers at the moment. Work commitments huh, ain’t life a bitch.

      August 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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