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have a look at the tekapo river. down low . 
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Drove past the canals last week!... seriously!!! Like a frikken circus... actually, even worse! Campervans lined up as far as the eye could see jostling for position, deck chairs, surfcasters with 24kg braid, radio's blaring... was more like a Grey-Power convention?!!... ... Guess that'll be me in 20 years!
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We're heading there again in a couple of days. One softbait set, and light trout rods with 10lb braid. Lots of fun and a good way to get a feed and get the kids into fishing. 

I don't know if it's at the same skill level of catching large headwater browns on hand tied flies, but I love me some Twizel fishing.

What's the best lure/bait this time of year?

We have some deep diving Rapala lures, softbait and can set up the kids trout rods with shrimp easily. 




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Originally posted by flyfisher flyfisher wrote:

Drove past the canals last week!... seriously!!! Like a frikken circus... actually, even worse! Campervans lined up as far as the eye could see jostling for position, deck chairs, surfcasters with 24kg braid, radio's blaring... was more like a Grey-Power convention?!!... ... Guess that'll be me in 20 years!

bugger that, i go fishing to get away from people LOL was this by the salmon farm on ohau b?
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Originally posted by flyfisher flyfisher wrote:

Drove past the canals last week!... seriously!!! Like a frikken circus... actually, even worse! Campervans lined up as far as the eye could see jostling for position, deck chairs, surfcasters with 24kg braid, radio's blaring... was more like a Grey-Power convention?!!... ... Guess that'll be me in 20 years!


Have to confess I am one of them Andrew.

First time I went there just to have a look & was just as scornful as yourself deciding would have a bite to eat then move on
somewhere else in the motorhome vowing I would never allow myself to fish under those condition as might as well go surfcasting off the beach..

Not long after that I saw the guy parked one ahead of us hook into a good size salmon which he duly landed so went to have a chat to him & he said that was the fifth salmon he had caught that day ( was only keeping the bigger ones ) along with two brownies that would have easily gone 8 lb or so.

Wandered back to the motorhome tempted to have a go but deciding against it as after all I was a flyfisherman, therefore not going to reduce myself to fish for salmon & trout using a saltwater setup with sinker & all.

About then the guy hooked into an even bigger salmon & that did it ........ could not get my sea fishing rod set up fast enough then scrounged a bit of bait.

Amazing how quickly a self appointed purist can be corrupted when some else is catching fish. Went on to catch two myself & two more on a following visit.
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Originally posted by flyfisher flyfisher wrote:

Drove past the canals last week!... seriously!!! Like a frikken circus... actually, even worse! Campervans lined up as far as the eye could see jostling for position, deck chairs, surfcasters with 24kg braid, radio's blaring... was more like a Grey-Power convention?!!... ... Guess that'll be me in 20 years!

Was fishing the Tekapo Pukaki canal mid march just gone and saw the same thing. One guy looked like he'd just stepped out the office as he still had his suit on. Was fishing with a surfcasting rig using prawns for bait. Had two cracking salmon in his bin though. 

I had a softbait and fly rod. Literally couldn't shake the salmon off your hook if you wanted to. Every other cast you were in. Wasn't til dusk when the bigger fish started coming out to play. Great fun on the fly
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This one went 20+lbs.....can't get enough of it!!

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Thats A Beast of a fish well done. How has the fishing been down there? i am heading down there this weekend.
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