In the last few days though, we have had some weather that is getting us excited for summer! We have also noticed a few improvements in the fishing. On most small streams, plenty of bugs are hatching and the fish are not hesitating to come up to the top for them. With this said, the fishing is not quite back into full swing. We tend to find that you have bursts of success throughout a days fishing at the moment, the 12-2pm period has been particularly good.
|Typical Waikato small stream fishing|
The highlight of the season so far has been the fact that several fish have been more than willing to come up for the stimulators we are using as indicators. Although I love all fly fishing, it does not get any better than seeing a fish come up and sip a dry fly off the surface.
|Watched this guy come all the way up for a size 10 stimulator|
The weather should only get more and more stable from now on. Also, the Lake Rotorua temperature is rising so we will be hanging out at the stream mouths at night very soon. Get out and get in amongst it.