Changes to the blue cod fishery are under way. However, there is a catch, writes Randall Bess.
There is more than a hint of autumn in the air over the last few mornings, with fog in the valleys and a heavy dew everywhere else.
The rain this week has not done much harm to the fishing prospects for the weekend.
The relatively settled weather over the last week has seen rivers fall slightly and remain in good fishing order.
Rivers have continued to fall over the past week and most are now at a fishable level as fine weather makes it more pleasurable to fish for trout.
Conditions are returning to normal on many waters such as the Taieri, Pomahaka and the Owaka and Catlins rivers.
Brothers Joseph (4, left) and Angus (6) Keene showcase their efforts during the annual Alexandra District Club Fishing Section’s Take a Kid Fishing event yesterday.
Low water and high temperatures were last week — how things have changed.
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.
The recent extreme weather events have been extreme in more ways than one.
You know you’re a keen fisherman when you’ve just heard the rooster crow at 5am on your first visit to the new $1million fishing jetty at Boiler Point.
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...