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An old boys last fish - how?
May 6th, 2018 at 2:09pm
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Got a relative about 90.  Loves his fly fishing but hasn't been for a few years as his fishing mates are gone or past it.  He can probably still cast OK but wading and probably even walking along the bank might not be possible.  so we were thinking maybe the only/best option would be casting from a boat towards a stream mouth or similar. 

Any ideas in the Taupo/Rotorua areas?  He's in Auckland but we would bring him down for a weekend.  I know that boats have to keep 300m away from many stream mouths. 

Be thankful for any suggestions, of places, or guides who might be able to help on this.  Probably no option but to find a good guide and boat?
  
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Re: An old boys last fish - how?
Reply #1 - May 6th, 2018 at 5:00pm
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Cant offer anywhere but good on you for trying to get it under way and good luck to the old fellow.
  
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Re: An old boys last fish - how?
Reply #2 - May 6th, 2018 at 5:43pm
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The Hinemaia has a fair few spots where the walk isn't too bad. 50m from a lot of the carparks will get you into fish. Flat easy walking to the river, a guide would get you a long way to getting onto fish in there, they will know of all of the  spots like that.
  

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Reply #3 - May 6th, 2018 at 7:07pm
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Thanks Isaac, hadn't thought about that river, might be worth a go.  Main thing will be getting out there and in the environment again, but you are right, no long cast or wading needed there.
  
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Reply #4 - May 7th, 2018 at 8:08am
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Excellent plan you have.  Even on the Hine he may have to get into the water I think so I would opt for one of the many guides from Turangi who can get him into a boat at the Tongariro rivermouth
  
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Reply #5 - May 7th, 2018 at 9:23am
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Was wondering about that Nakiman, have never fished the delta, but might be the go on a fine winters evening?  Does the "cast and slow retrieve" thing work there with globug type flies?  Soomething not too cast-intensive would be ideal.
  
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Re: An old boys last fish - how?
Reply #6 - May 7th, 2018 at 9:53am
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Good on you for sorting that out mate!

Have you considered fishing in the Waikato region?  there is some very good smaller water.  Safe and easy to walk , plus close to amenities etc.  A good example is the Waitawheta.  Its less that 2 hours from AKLD and has nice numbers of small/medium fish and can be accessed real easy.

If you do go to Rotorua, try the Tarawera and Rotoiti lakes.  Also real safe and a good chance of beaches and stream mouths.

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Reply #7 - May 7th, 2018 at 5:43pm
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Cheers Nomads, hadn't thought of that Waikato water, will have a look at that.
  
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Reply #8 - May 7th, 2018 at 7:08pm
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Agree with Nomads Lake Rotoiti or Tarawera suggestion.
Incoming spawners at Rotoiti  might be the go at this time of year.
  

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Reply #9 - May 7th, 2018 at 7:15pm
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A couple of suggestions:

Waioeka river in the Gorge section you can drive up to most spots for a bit of river fishing, cast intensive though.

Lake Otamangakau if you have access to a boat fish a globug in the deeper channels next to the weed beds. One cast every 30min or so. Tongariro delta the same except use a green booby Park on the shallow bit and cast over the edge into the deep stuff.

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Re: An old boys last fish - how?
Reply #10 - May 9th, 2018 at 8:10am
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Thanks Ted, I'll get in touch about that idea, never fished the gorge area, but the delta and rotorua lakes areas might be the go.  Am thinking a weekend in June when the forecast looks OK.
  
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Reply #11 - May 9th, 2018 at 9:13am
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June onwards is awesome for the Roto Lakes.  The beauty about some of this shoreline fishing is that you can practically take a deck chair for the Patriarch of the the group, and shorter casting is no problem.

Let us know how you get on.

  

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Re: An old boys last fish - how?
Reply #12 - May 9th, 2018 at 6:26pm
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The Waihou could be worth a look, loads of fish (small mostly), an easy walking track along side. Am thinking of the Whites Rd access. Not too far from Auckland.
  
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Reply #13 - May 9th, 2018 at 8:33pm
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Cheers Quail, don't know that river, will look it up.  Nymphing work OK there?
  
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Re: An old boys last fish - how?
Reply #14 - May 9th, 2018 at 10:49pm
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sorry to barge in, Waihou is great and nymphing is OK (dry plus nymph is better), but wading in is a problem.  Super fast current and lots of vegetation.  Great fishing but if the fisherman has restricted mobility and not a lot of movement for casting  better to try the Waimakariri next door. (water is smaller)
Sorry C.Quali, don't mean to over ride you at all, great suggestion, I LOVE the waihou and Waimak fisheries.  But at 90 years old, one slip at the waihou and ..... Shocked
  

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