Reel Life - November 2016
Can it be after all that rain…summer is finally about to arrive?
Time to give serious thought to some of the great freshwater fishing that's on offer between Bluff and Cape Reinga.
All legally fishable lakes, rivers and streams are now open, so you've got plenty of options to see you and the family right over the summer holidays.
A wet spring did us no favours – it seems that if it wasn't raining it was blowing a gale, not exactly conducive to casting a line out. But we're glass half-full folks – conditions are improving.
Around the country rivers running cloudy after heavy rains are starting to run clear with the better weather. The first cicadas have been heard and it's time to get out those flies that imitate green and brown beetles.
In the South Island, heaps of rain brought some flow back to rivers that hadn't seen much for the last couple of years. It pushed anglers towards lake fishing.
There have been unconfirmed reports of a couple of salmon caught in the Rangitata, and as soon as we know for sure we'll update anglers through the Central South Island and North Canterbury fishing reports.
They go out on Friday in time for you to plan your weekend's fishing mission; you'll find them on each region's home page.
Boaties…now's the time to widen your horizons and give the snapper a break – a family licence is a great way to get everyone out to fish the country's lakes.
Make the most of your summer holiday break and may your lines be tight!
P.S. - This month's photo is Peter Innes from Arrowtown with a nice brown from the Acheron River.
P.P.S - If you think you've got a freshwater fishing image worthy of featuring on our 'cover', email it to Richard Cosgrove for consideration.