Hi Girls and Guys
It's half way through November and the back country waters have been open for a fortnight .
I haven't been able to get there and fish for myself yet and it's starting to itch me !
Down here in southern New Zealand we have had good weather through October , with good flows of water .
A couple of storms rolled up out of the southern ocean late October , leaving a mantle of white on the tops.
However , now that it's warmed up again , the snows is all but gone and the rivers are at medium flows , it looks like we may have a dry year
Time will tell .
Early season Mayflies have been providing hungry trout plenty of opportunities to feed up.
Caddis , also , are playing their part . So look for them in the afternoons on the smaller streams and in the evenings on the main rivers .
With the warmer weather , beetles and moths are on the wing .
The Brown beetles are only about for 2-3 weeks so make the most of it by fishing one along banks and off weed beds , especially on a warm evening .
In the back country , the Manuka Beetle will soon be flying about , again they are only about for a few weeks , so make the most of it .
It's a fantastic time of year to fish southern New Zealand so if you are thinking of booking a trip out , give us , at Mataura Valley Trout Safaris a call.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon
Until then , tight lines and heavy nets
P.S I have a few gear reviews coming up as we put a bit of kit through its paces so keep a look out for those .