I finally got round to get this wee story sorted, The last few years I haven’t had an opening day mission.
However opening day 2010 was supposed to be an epic adventure with a couple of close mates. In the Canterbury high country, expectations were high, planning was of epic proportions and then it rained, and rained and rained.
On day 1 we managed to find clear water in our plan B river, which produced a 5.5lb jack for Nik, the one and only fish for the day. Another was hooked but we wont go there……………….
Day 2 and our original piece of water had cleared enough to fish, early on I managed to land this 6.75lb beaut after one of the hardest scraps Ive ever had, we ended up 200 odd meters downstream.
Late in the day Nik spotted a sitter in close to the bank, after several fly changes Jeremy hooked into this:
8lb of Canterbury high country brown.
While not quite an “epic adventure” still an excellent trip and great start to the season.