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Oct 11th, 2018 at 7:47pm
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Anyone got info how to get there to chase the trout. Seen vids on YT and they go in on 4wheelers.


















  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #1 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 1:20pm
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State Forest 42, aka 42nd traverse. Riddled with old logging tracks, many of which are kept open by the quad brigade Smiley
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 12th, 2018 at 8:06pm
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Go in at Owhango? Went there couple weeks back but sign said track [42 traverse?] closed till December.
  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #3 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 7:22am
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I think we are doing 42nd traverse with Landrover club in new year. Will ask for you if open or how to get in if closed.

I usualy go in a kakahi and walk.

Are you taking your new cicadas?
  

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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #4 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 8:37am
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Went to Kakahi last weekend for a recce. Got directions from that nice Indian dude in the township. My mate says good fishing walking up towards Owhango.That cutting to the river is really neat.Planning on rafting from the Owhanga domain? down to Kakahi. We were in our trout heaven in bitterly cold wet water yesterday.Never got to the water. Hands locked up by end of day.My son got 3 in the Tongi on way down. He was not impressed with the weather. The dogs had a huge feed when we got home. They were also chilled.Yes we are waiting for the first sign of the cicada call.Going to use skagit lines this season to minimise false casting.
  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #5 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 12:45pm
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Look at Pg2 under Babelfish.Nice simple pattern for a cicada.

https://flylife.com.au/index.php?option=com_kunena&view=topic&defaultmenu=553&It
emid=713&catid=13&id=22157&limitstart=0
  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #6 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 12:48pm
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Simon Lusk of politics fame is also a keen trouter. This is similar to the Grady cicada we tie.

https://www.thewild.co.nz/fishing/high-energy-v-madam-x/

  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #7 - Oct 14th, 2018 at 12:20pm
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Yep, closed by DoC from just after the roar through to after Labour weekend usually. To stop excess track damage by heavy 4WD's. Once in the know there are many 'alternative' routes around those monstrous concrete blocks they put in  the way. Quads and two wheelers don't do much damage at all in the scheme of things. IN fact the entire place would be completely overgrown and unnavigable if it were not for the quadding fraternity who have put in many hours benching and maintaining the intricate track system in there. WAMS shows up many but not all of the tracks. Some are one way in tracks. i.e. too steep to go back up without a winch on your quad Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #8 - Oct 14th, 2018 at 6:16pm
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No winch. Might have to think about a hand one. Cheers.
  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #9 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 11:36am
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http://blog.thequadmen.com/2011/11/well-42nd-was-back-on-agenda-this-year.html

A hand winch is certainly useful, but these guys took several hours winching with electric winches to navigate the more gnarly tracks. Best give them a wide berth till you get the lay of the land Grin Grin Grin
  
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Reply #10 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 4:45pm
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Just want the directions to the Whanga to try some fishing.
  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #11 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 8:21pm
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If you go to the WAMS website (outdoor access view) stay on the NZ topo view and go to the end of the Kapoors road (eastern end of the 42 Traverse) you will see the alternative access tracks. For some strange reason the actual 42 Traverse shows up as a walking trail (short dashes) whereas in reality it is a far larger and well worn trail than the other trails that show up as long dashes. In reality they are quite overgrown. The big concrete blocks are right off the end of the old skid site you park your truck at.  I seem to remember that there may well be enthusiastic detours close to the concrete blocks, though DoC may have returned them to a more challenging state Sad
Using the layers list, tick the national trail icon, and turn all the others off. That will then show up the National trail as an indistinct grey line. Where that line departs from the 42 Traverse just NW of spot height 595 is the turnoff to quad tracks that will give you access down to the upper Whanganui River
I haven't started from the Owhango end, as I live the other side. I don't know if its possible to get around the Owhango ends concrete blocks or whatever.
Needless to say, a spade, axe, rope and a hand winch would be minimum recovery equipment. to take with you. And possibly another quad or two Wink
  
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Re: Whanganui River Headwaters
Reply #12 - Oct 29th, 2018 at 9:04pm
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its only shut for 4x4s not quads or 2 wheelers,mountain bikes
  
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