A Fishy Adventure

Blue Sky and Green Fields
Blue Sky and Green Fields

The weather report was not looking very good over the weekend fishing wise but Justin and I decided to brave it and head over the hill. Once over there was beautiful sunshine and light winds. We were ready for our fishy adventure.

Justin had not been over the Wairarapa before, so I decided to take the long way to the river through Martinborough and ran into an expected cycle race.

Ruamahanga River – Kokotau Road Bridge
A small group of cyclists
A small group of cyclists

Heading towards the Ruamahanga River and we crossed it the Kokotau Road Bridge and thought that would be a great place to start the fishing adventure.

The fishing started downstream and working our way back towards the bridge, we saw no fish. When I got to beneath the bridge I landed the soft-bait perfectly under the fallen tree and had a fish chase it to my feet but did not take it.

Justin with his first Brown Trout
Justin with his first Brown Trout

Justin, about 5 metres downstream 5 minutes later hooked his first fish.

Dakins Road

With a fish in the chilly bin, we headed upstream to Gladstone Road where I have traditionally been rather successful. Arriving at the car park there was a large mound of river stones. Driving down to the river and all the nice shingle sides had gone and we did not stop to fish there but headed further up to Dakins Road.

Me wading out to catch a fish at Dakins Road
Me wading out to catch a fish at Dakins Road

When we arrived a couple of guys were already fishing so we headed down to the bottom to share the River. I saw a fish rise and Justin sent his lure perfectly in front of it and BAM that was fish number two.

After a while of walking up and down trying to catch me a fish another couple of guys turned up and we had a bit of chat and lined up trying to get the elusive fish. A bit more trying I finally hooked one up only to lose it mid-jump.

An hour later and not much happening I gave it ten more minutes. Justin’s second cast after that he had a Rainbow Jack landed.

It turned into a great day out and I think Justin has caught the bug. Now to hopefully get him out there and shoot a duck next season.

Until next time
Gareth

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