Opening Day 1st October

Grumpy McMurdo Photos

Sorry no photos… foregot the camera.

Fished the upper reaches of the Tutaekuri River. Got to the river before day break. First up the river, which is a must. Drove in through River Rd off the Tiahapi Rd.

The river was very low and had completely changed in the braided part of the river, before the gorge. The lower section didn’t have many fish holding, but as the river got more stable their were more fish.

All fish were under 3 lb and were in recovery mode from spawning.
The first 3 trout took my dry fly indicator, which is always a buzz. Just those 3 takes made the day very memorable…

Catch record

  • 11x released
  • 3x dropped
  • 3x on dry fly