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    Posted: 25 Jun 2020 at 11:32am
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Good report Rainbow - i was supposed to be down last weekend but never mage it - would have gone if knew you were about.


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Cold and wet but you got plenty of fish. The /uv blast seemed to work well.👍
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Just spent 3 days fishing Rotoiti with mixed results.     Advise was to fish Ruato.     Found lots of fish in a patch below the house at eastern bush ridge.     Fish did not bite all that well but I managed to keep 8 good fish to 3kg.     Next morning the fish were still there but refused to bite.     Looked for other fish in the area but could only find the odd sign.    When I got back to the fish concentration they had all gone not a single sign on the sounder.     In late afternoon they were back there again but still had their mouth sown up.    A local Kayaker spent most of the time in the area and also blanked out.    On Monday the fish were back in the same bubble but still refused to show any interest in my new UV Grey Ghosts.     Was it the flies or uncooperative fish?    Well I am pleased to say that my flies worked a treat when I fished further along the shore near the point.    There were very few fish around but I still caught 11 fish, far more than the several fancy boats that had accumulated in the area.   
I fished with three Grey Ghost flies; the middle one I had painted the head with "UV Blast".   It really glowed under UV torch light.    That fly caught 6 fish out of 11.     It also caught more on Saturday.
 
Nothing conclusive but worth monitoring if this additive is making flies more attractive.
 
I am glad I did the trip even though the weather was not the best and sitting in a wet kayak by late afternoon I was stiff, sore and cold.    Back again in November Covid 19 willing.
 
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Sure are well conditioned - well done!
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im back mid june for a last crack 
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Best condition fish I have seen for a long time.     Cant wait to have a crack before freeze up.     Thanks for posting
 
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You beauty! Nice work, mate. Glad you were able to get away for a good break after a tough restrictions period, and had a couple of good days on the water. Those fish look stunning for the smoker.
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Finally got away and fished Rotiti Tuesday and Kinloch Taupo wednesday morning in the wee fc430cc trout jigging -slow going until the afternoon when we hit paydirt - 15 landed up to 2kg - no monsters but fat red fleshed trout perfect for smoker. Fish in 20-30m eastern end of the lake.
Kinloch wednesday fished eastern shore fish in fewer numbers but still landed 7 in just over 2 hours to nearly 2kg - depths from 30 to 45m.
Pat swift smelt flies worked very well in both locations.
Great to get away and thanks again to Pat Swift for letting us fish in his berley trail! Good to catch up with him - he caught plenty too to over 3kg.
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good planning with baby due when lake closed! envious as hell re lake house - come in lotto...
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Going to get down to the lake house next weekend hopefully, I'm Auckland based and with baby #2 due in 5 weeks I have a very narrow window of opportunity ha!
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haha - i have never caught a fish at Gisborne point! Im just useless...Thanks boss, are you out in weekend?
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anywhere there's smelt to be honest mate, i work on the basis that a trout has no business being in under 15m of water in summer unless it's having a feed haha. have a hunt around the western shore of gisborne point in 10 - 18m, i do well there and holds fish year round. 
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Im missing out - too set in my ways! Are you searching fish numbers/stacking still or searching smelt schools - probably both eh?
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have had heaps of success on Rotoiti jigging in 12 - 18m of water, good option early morning in summer when the fish push up a bit shallower to feed and early / late in the season. The 11lber I caught 2 years ago was in 13m of water off Gisborne point. It's one of my favourite ways to jig as you don't have to be as precise with your depths, in 15m your 3 flys cover 20% of the water column so makes life a little easier! The only thing is the fish can still be full of fight right at the boat as they can often be boatside within seconds so tests the netting skills haha!
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interesting Kooza - i dont think i have caught any fish in less than 18-20m jigging. Good to know
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This time of year sees us fishing anywhere from 10 - 25m from Waiiti down to Hinehopu.  Another spot that's definitely worth a look is the flats between Gisborne Pt and Ruato...looking for depressions/dips in the bottom in the 15 - 20m range.  In saying that we've caught plenty of fish in less than 10m at this time of year too
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Good cashflow idea for you to suggest to the boss, mate. $30 a pop for fishos to back their trailer into the testing pond at FC Albany on the way home from the briny.
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Excellent AP - with the current Akld ban on washing boats etc lake fishing might have to be a go. Im down mid june staying ngongataha lodge with fly fishing club 18th-20th so will take boat . From memory and asking around past reports at this time of year would tend to confirm eastern end of lake better - i would try off emerys/willows, Hinehopu  - probably anywhere from moose lodge around to skids worth a look right now. Look forward to hearing reports.

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I haven't been out in my kayak in level 3 on the lake but have seen a couple out there fishing.

I have been seeing memories pop up on Facebook reminding me of where I was catching fish this time the last few years.

Right up until close of season I normally fish the Eastern end of the lake in a couple of spots within the first 2 bays if you launch at the pipe at Hinehopu.

I'll be heading out Friday evening in the boat for a look around and can report back if I do.
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Now that we have been in Level 3 for a couple of weeks and could drop to Level 2 by Wednesday things are really looking up and I congratulate the government for getting us there.     Been our to sea with the kayak three times for sea fish which was a great joy for my wife our dog and myself.     Now I am wondering if anybody has kayak fished Rotoiti?
 
Dying to have an other trip before it closes to boat fishing.    I see that the water temperature has evened out and sits around 15 degrees.    Not too cold for a wet arse but will the trout now concentrate around the release points or spread out around the lake?
 
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