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Trout Fishing 28 Dec 2008

I ventured out on to Lake Rotorua in the morning. I was not has early as I like owing to the body recovering from the xmas food. 7:00am and I was heading out from Hamurana, trolling down to ‘The Pins’. I was using a ‘brownie’ lure with a darkish fly teaser, 30m trace tied to my Deep Water Express which is only about 10m long. About 2/3 rds of the way down I got a strike, not a good solid hit though. There were a few good runs before I managed to get the fish close to the boat but lost it with out seeing it. I got another strike within a couple of minutes but again lost it after one run.

I continued to troll down to 'The Pins’ without any further action. The lake had a slight swell coming from the south which was not what was forcasted. There were other boats around me and they did not seem to be landing any fish. I turned back towards Hamurana and changed to my fly line with a ‘Rotorua Special’ but sadly no strikes.

The Fishing Inspector was out and I was stopped and licence checked and a short questionaire answered before continuing on. I did a couple of beats and had one more ‘touch’. I topped up my fuel tank and decided to head back to the ramp switching back to my ‘brownie’.

There were 2 boats working out in front of Hamurana and I decided to call it quits and headed for the ramp. I was surprised with a strike and managed to land a Rainbow of about 2lbs. By now it was about 11:00am so I thought I had better head home.

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