After recent big floods rivers continue to drop to more normal levels.
Conditions are returning to normal on many waters such as the Taieri, Pomahaka and the Owaka and Catlins rivers.
Rivers and streams have continued to fall and warm up over the past week, despite some heavy showers in recent days.
With the recent spell of fine weather, most waters are at a level that would be considered normal at this time of year — good news for us anglers. The trout are feasting on willow grubs and,...
After heavy rain earlier in the week most rivers rose, some just a little, others a medium amount and a few rose a lot. East and North Otago escaped the worst of it and to the south the Waipahi and Waiwera are almost back to normal and the Pomahaka is getting close to a good fishing level.
For the first time this season most waters in Otago are fishable, rivers and streams have dropped rapidly over the last week due to high temperatures and wind.
Over the past few days, river and stream levels have plummeted except for western Southland and the Clutha.
The wild weather of the middle of the week has raised the level of most rivers but disastrously, and with a relatively settled few days forecast most should be fishable this weekend.
The rain has fallen on and off over the last week and as many catchments are saturated, it only takes a little rain to raise river levels.
I have been out on the water three times in the last week. On two of those occasions it was pleasantly warm and on the other cold and wet. This tells us that if we go fishing, we need to be...
Spring so far has been, well, spring-like, with the weather all over the place which creates havoc with rivers.
The prospects for the weekend fishing are not the best but it looks like there will be a window in the weather on Saturday and early Sunday giving people a chance to get out. It all depends how...
The weather forecast for the weekend is not great but at least it is supposed to be warmer than the last few days.
As I write, rivers are rising throughout the South so prospects for river fishing this weekend are not good.
In last week's column I was mildly optimistic (some would say totally out of touch with reality) about the prospects for opening but the outlook for this weekend is not as good, due to snowmelt.
Another fishing season is almost here and after a mild winter with few floods, trout should be in good condition.
Some would say, and I include myself among them, that there is no such thing as a bad day's fishing - it is just that some are better than others.