Wellington Reel Life September 2019

Super Season Ahead

Only a few sleeps until Opening now and what a great season we have in store!

While the late arrival of winter was starting to get worrying, the cold did finally turn up and with it came good snow falls and consistent rain - this is just what the rivers and aquifers need for recharge and to ensure good sustainable flows through the hotter months to come.

Above Right: Hooked up to back country brown early last season(Copyright Nick King).

On the eve of the new season all the rivers across the region now look great as far as water flow goes.

The fish have fared well too, with stable spawning conditions and several settled months to put condition back on after the rigorous spawning period.

All in all the season is shaping up to be a superb one with our monitoring work showing very good numbers of trout holding in lower North Island waters.

This year there's the added bonus of XOS specimens likely to be on the cards too - for more on that, read our Weekly Fishing Report.

So, if you haven't yet secured your licence, get a wriggle on. It's easy to get it online, you can use the email receipt as proof of purchase until the proper credit-card style licence arrives in the post.

The Best Fishing Intel

WR ScreenshotImagine having the latest fishing tips, angling updates, weather conditions, live webcams, and river flows all packaged together and delivered to your email inbox every Thursday….

Image how much easier it would be planning a successful angling outing with that amount of intel at your fingertips…

Well, there’s no need to image because Wellington Fish & Game have made it a reality!

Our Weekly Fishing Report provides the best angling intelligence available.

Forget about boring old monthly retrospective newsletters – you can have fresh, up-to-the-minute angling information?

If you’d like to receive our dedicated Weekly Fishing Report, email us now.

Hamish Carnachan, Wellington Region Communications/Field Officer.