What an insane number of months of weather condition we have actually simply experienced! Limitless rain, wind and a number of excellent dumps of snow have actually seen much of the rivers in the south Island reach record streams with lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu striking 20yr record levels and spilling into the areas in locations! This has obviously made things on the fishing front quite effort with alternatives some days being some what restricted. Lake Hawea in addition to numerous smaller sized still waters have actually conserved the day on numerous events and the lake edges have actually been fishing extremely well (thank goodness!). Other alternatives have actually consisted of going out of the Central Otago and into the surrounding areas that in many cases have not been struck so hard with the weather condition and or it’s rivers and streams have actually cleared much quicker. Being versatile in these situations is the crucial and fortunately all my customers have actually been which has actually assisted profoundly in getting to fish-able rivers and streams in the previous 6-8 weeks. Fish have actually remained in outstanding condition after an extremely moderate winter season and there are reports of big fish being landed in specific areas that have actually been delighting in mice which will see them become XXL specimens in the coming months! Below are a couple of pictures from over the early part of the season it’s just a few days out of Xmas and once again the weather report is looking typical with rain and wind over the next week. roll on summer season pleeeaaasssse!