Saturday 6 July 2013

A lesson at Pelorus

A couple of years ago, fishing below the Totara Flats picnic area, which is downstream of the Pelorus Bridge and Rai Falls in Marlborough, I learnt not to ignore riffles when looking for trout.

Looking downstream, toward the riffles at the end of the pool.
I was casting my lure into the downstream end of the long pool that goes past the picnic area. One of my casts mistakenly went into the riffles, where I didn't think any trout would be, so I hastily started to wind it back in, not wanting to get a snag. There was a mighty strike, which I wasn't ready for - the trout got away easily.