Hi everyone, the news is full of panic, isolation,death and toilet paper, so I will not go down that lane. Though all of you take care and don't worry about me I live in Athol that's pretty isolated. :).
I just had my busy spell of the season and it was great to see lots of returning clients and some new fun clients.
Some fell into rivers,swamps and puddles (especially Ian Smith) ,others caught some small trout , many broke off larger trout and some were lucky and skilled enough to land some large beauties.
I did quite a few road trips for five and more days with returning clients and we chased the best weather and also fished some rivers I had not visited in a while, some in years.
Adam from Australia just recently finished his trip with Trigger and myself guiding him! Landing two large browns in double figures, one on the first day and one on the second(he had never caught one that size before) and over the next days lost some even bigger double digit trout and caught plenty smaller, finishing on the last day with a last cast brown of just over nine pounds. In total he fooled 66 trout on his trip with me mainly on
Black Deadly Cicadas
Hot rod H & C nymphs
Its the most large trout in this area that I have ever come across. and i know know where they all live!!
Yesterday the Mataura river showed my clients the mayfly hatches I've been waiting on and using the
size 18 mayfly cripple
we fooled a few and before that also got a few on the size 12 Deadly tan cicada.The rivers of Southland are looking to fire up from now on. Lucky for me, i,m a local guide and I can watch what is happening on the Mataura river every day from my bedroom window.
Oh ! I have basically every date till the end of the season open
and i,m now taking bookings for next year.
Jungle Blues is only a few days away from being fully designed and complete, i,m told and it looks like to make it happen to print it, I will have to go onto Kick Starter or the likes and try and raise some money by crowd funding as cash flow has dried up , though lucky not my passion :). So get ready to help out, it will be much appreciated. Stay tuned and share the news letter on your social media channels please.
Stu & Trigger