First day out on Mangatutu

Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Fishb8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: First day out on Mangatutu
    Posted: 09 Oct 2020 at 10:01pm
Fishb8 View Drop Down
Titanium
Titanium
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2002
Location: Hamilton
Status: Offline
Points: 9381
Windy as but scored 4 decent fish.
First was a 2 lb brown then 2 x 3 lb rainbows and finally just about the biggest rainbow I've caught in this stream of about 6lb.
All caught on a #12 flashback pheasant tail and all in deeper pools at the end of the drift right under over hanging willows.
Hard yakka in water a bit higher than my old legs like. Stream looks in good nick with lots of under stone activity.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Jofly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2020 at 9:42am
Jofly View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum
Avatar

Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Points: 1091
Thanks, that's great to hear. Haven't been there for ages. Might have o pay a visit some time this summer.  It's always been a tough stream for me but normally holds some good fish.
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Fishb8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2020 at 12:57pm
Fishb8 View Drop Down
Titanium
Titanium
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2002
Location: Hamilton
Status: Offline
Points: 9381
I used to catch up to 30 per day but nothing like that now. In the cicada season might get 10 and mostly decent fish but some blank days, too.
Lots of fallen trees and overhanging branches now- way more than a few years back.
Maybe it's just me getting older. 72 in a month. Really tired today after yesterday's wading.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Fishb8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 2021 at 4:16pm
Fishb8 View Drop Down
Titanium
Titanium
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2002
Location: Hamilton
Status: Offline
Points: 9381
Out today and scored 4 nice rainbows, all on the same small cicada pattern. All from the area where there was no tree felling. That area has so much small branches and collapsed banks and small islands really messing up the river.
The fish were all in the 3 lb range.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
Back to Top
Forum Jump
Forum Permissions View Drop Down


This page was generated in 0.242 seconds.

Fishing Reports Visit Reports

Saltwater Fishing Reports
Bream Bay Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Snapper fishing steady rather than spectacular Harder fishing and smaller fish heralding the change of... Read More >

16 May 2024
Saltwater Fishing Reports
Northland Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Trophy fish on offer With the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter, you could... Read More >

16 May 2024
Saltwater Fishing Reports
Tauranga Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Tarakihi and snapper on the chew Things are starting to be a bit quieter with... Read More >

16 May 2024
Saltwater Fishing Reports
Raglan Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Fresh bait key to bigger fish The run of good autumn fishing continues with a... Read More >

16 May 2024
Fishing bite times Fishing bite times

Major Bites

Minor Bites

Major Bites

Minor Bites