Sorry about the late notice for those of you who weren’t already aware. The protection and survival of our waterways is a worthy cause that affects us directly as fishermen. For those of you in Wellington this weekend, this may worth going along to.
The weather’s changing, and so’s the fishing. I’ve been back in Christchurch for a little over a week now and still haven’t had my first lecture. Two classes are being taught online and one has been postponed. All of this means that I have precisely one lecture per week. Ridiculous. If only the season wasn’t drawing towards its end.
I’ve managed to get out a few times since getting back, however none have been overly successful.
The first trip can be described rather simply.
Day 1: Andrew misreads the weather forecast. We walk out.
Day 2: Isaiah has an allergic reaction to a wasp. We walk out.
Day 3: I get my truck stuck. A tractor pulls us out.
I did vent a wee bit of frustration at a particularly stubborn fish that wasn’t playing ball.
Not my proudest moment.
We did manage a couple of fish in between the wind and the rock throwing.
A true trophy to start the day.
Look, it’s a real fish.
I spotted this fish from approximately 2m away.
The next day, after the incident with the wasp was dealt with, I managed this monster.
That was pretty much it for that trip.
St Paddy’s day saw me in absolutely fine form. I’m not going to go into what I got upto that night, but suffice to say I had one hell of a hangover the next day.
Nothing like a bit of fishing to ward off hangovers though, so I took to the rivers with that old stalwart…the Grinch.
The fishing was a bit slow, but we both managed to connect to fish. Unfortunately Andrew’s fish, which naturally was larger than mine, did the dirty on him and snapped him off.
I managed a couple to the net before we commenced the walk home.
I’m not totally sure what I’m upto in this picture.
Satisfying fish. Filthy tactics.
That’s all for now. This weekend I’m heading into Fiordland for the first time with Chris Dore and Jeremy. Should be a sweet trip. Hopefully I’ll have a great report for you guys following that trip.