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Opening day 2021 was, yet again, a fantastic time on lakes Rotoiti, Tarawera and Okataina, with the weather playing a role in making it one to remember.
With the new trout fishing season just around the corner, anglers all around the country are busy preparing for a big day out.
I think we can all agree, the countries excursion back into Covid lockdown tested our patience and sanity!
Autumn seasonal change has brought about the need for anglers to adjust tactics to remain successful.
As I write this welcome rain is falling in the region, refreshing and rejuvenating rivers and streams and reducing the surface temperatures on our lakes a little.
Scorching temperatures and almost no rain for two months have seen conditions in the Eastern region again be dominated by the weather.
Last month I wrote about the weather being decidedly ‘spring-like’ and making assumptions that things would get back to normal soon.
Although we are technically in summer, we’ve had a full range of ‘spring-like’ weather patterns here in the Eastern Fish & Game region over the last couple of weeks.
The traditional season opening on the Rotorua lakes didn’t disappoint for hundreds of keen fishers who braved the conditions.
The new season opening is now just days away, anglers are being reminded that a little preparation and planning goes a long way toward the day being enjoyable and hassle free.
As we await the beginning of spring, and the new trout season commencing at the beginning of October, there are a number of locations still open that can provide excellent fishing.
Although weather and temperatures remain mild, spawning fish are on the move around Rotorua lakes.
Cooler temperatures and the start of autumn conditions have finally prevailed in the central North Island, providing relief to the stressful conditions trout have endured.
Changeable conditions over the last month, including some heavy rains and cooler periods, have slowed the lakes’ natural summer warming.
Cooler weather conditions have kicked in very suddenly in the central North Island with overnight temperatures getting down to just three degrees this week.
In this month’s Reel Life article, field officer Cohen Stewart interviews retired fishing guide and honorary ranger Len Prentice to find out how the average angler can make their fishing...
Over the past week and a half, weather conditions have improved significantly on the West Coast, with a period of excellent settled weather.
With February air temperatures peaking at 33OC at the airport, it was nice to receive some decent rain in the middle of the month to give the rivers a good...
The weather has been less than ideal recently but the heat has brought out the cicadas – and the trout that feed on them.
As mentioned in previous Reel Life articles, there have been isolated increases in mouse populations in some parts of Southland.
As I write this report, the East Coast rivers in Canterbury have peaked in flood, with flows higher than seen for some time.
Lake Rotorua’s shoreline fishery has been slow to get underway this summer due to cooler and windier than normal conditions.
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