Wellington Reel Life February 2018
Angling prime time
Cicada success for Andrew Harding.
More crazy weather has impacted the country but the Wellington region has missed the worst of Cyclone Gita.
The upshot is that the frequent freshes have kept the river flows up during an incredibly hot spell of weather.
The cicadas seem to have tapered off but trout throughout the region are still feeding furiously off the surface, with a smorgasbord of passion hoppers, blowflies, crickets, mayflies and caddis on offer.
Indeed, whilst making it rather uncomfortable for us, the incredibly humid conditions have exacerbated the insect life, with swarms of caddis coming off certain rivers on dusk and some of the best mayfly hatches we’ve seen for ages.
This is making for fantastic fishing, especially immediately after falling flows when trout are super hungry.
February, March and April are traditionally the times when trout start to really feed up so they can put condition on for spawning. It means anglers are in with a very good shot of bagging plenty of fat fish that aren’t overly fussy in what they will take.
Get it into now!
Weekly reports proving popular
Wellington Fish & Game’s weekly fishing reports are going from strength to strength and proving very popular with licenceholders.
Sent out every Thursday, the reports provide timely and useful information over the duration of the angling season.
If you aren't already receiving it, but would like the email which offers tips, live weather and river flow reports, an angling noticeboard of local events and much more, click here to email us your request to be included.
New Hutt access brochure
You can download our new Hutt River Access brochure by clicking here
The brochure provides heaps of info on both popular and lesser known access points, tips for fishing different reaches and user friendly maps.
The Hutt is one of New Zealand's great brown trout fisheries; we're doing everything we can to help our anglers make the most of this stunning resource on Wellington's doorstep.
Don't forget we also have a dedicated brochure on How To Fish The Hutt River - ask at our office (06)3590409.
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