I'm not even going to start the story of how bad my opening day was. So instead I thought I'd reflect back on a great day a couple of weeks back on Lake Aniwhenua.
This was our first fish of the day, not very big but it did come up to take the dry (in September) so certainly put a smile on my face.
This is a great time of the year for targeting cruising browns along lake edges. We used the boat to access the sandy flats at the top of the lake and waded our way into casting distance.
Through the deeper parts of the lake we drifted over the channels and weedbeds fishing small midge patterns. These were either fished in a team of three or suspended under a dry. The action between three rods was fast and furious.
Lets hope our rivers all start to clear so we can revisit our opening day plans, until then our stillwaters are looking like a more than adequate option.