Back water cruiser : Most of the rivers in Southland today we're carrying extra water as well as being slightly coloured after some heavy rain that fell overnight. We hit today's river and focused our attentions on it's backwaters and side channels where we found quite a few fish taking refuge from the heavier water in the main river. A mix of dry flies with a light weighted caddis nymphs suspended underneath and some small streamers accounted for several fish to the net. A fun first day with Jeff from the US. More heavy rain coming tomorrow aaaargh !