Mid Winter Fly Fishing Around Wanaka

The level of Lake Wanaka has finally dropped so access to some of my favourite lake edge stalking spots is good. Louie and I set off early this morning with a box of freshly tied woolly buggers he had whipped up the night before , we arrived to find a cool wind blowing down the lake luckily onto our backs. We rigged up and began scanning the shore line and deeper guts for any movement. It wasn’t long before we saw a shadow weaving its way along the sandy edge and with a delicate cast from Louie and short strip he was into his first fish of the day !


A bunch of “freshies” of the vise for the days fishing , Louie isn’t to bad at tying flies now either !


A nice wee rainbow to finish the day on for Louie Mac ! A most enjoyable day of fishing with my son on a cool overcast day where spotting fish was tough at times but we persevered and used the darker back drop of the trees and high bank to help us locate cruising fish in the glare.