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Fishing Report Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 10 : March 11 – 18, 2017

Fishing Report Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 10 : March 11 – 18, 2017
The week passed was a tough one, we were incredibly unlucky with the weather conditions. We got off to a flying start on day one, river was in good shape and plenty of active fish around. Sadly,Sunday afternoon brought us very heavy rain that continued through to Wednesday, due to this the river rocketed up on Monday afternoon, leaving us with a chocolate brown river with an extra 2 metres of water. Nevertheless we battled on despite the tough conditions and still managed to tick away at the odd fish here and there. We had no choice but to resort to massive flies and sinking lines to try and get to the fish and give them a chance of seeing the fly. By Thursday the river had started to drop back off and clear up again, fish have certainly moved on upstream but plenty more fresh fish had arrived. Friday was a reasonably successful day with the river back down to a very manageable level and reasonably clean. With all taken into consideration, we didn’t to badly at all, and finished up with a perfectly respectable result. The river is slowly dropping off still and losing most of its colour, lets hope we don’t get any more rain and numbers will hopefully pick up again. We are starting to see a lot of fish back on the move again now, some really big older fish starting to get more active.

—Toby Burrell

Guide at Kau Tapen Lodge

Water Temp: 9
Biggest fish: 23lbs Matteo
Number of fish hooked: 74
Number of Fish over 15lbs: 16
Average wight of fish: 9.2lbs