Anglers dusting off the rods & perfecting ‘wild’ skills

Sunday 10th of December saw a group of keen anglers join West Coast Fish & Game Field Officer Baylee Kersten at the Taramakau River, for a session on the Basics of Fly Fishing.

Anglers of all ages and angling experience made up the group of participants and while the rain held off, the wind definitely kept things interesting.

After a discussion about Fly Fishing, the different gear available to anglers, fly types and situations they are best suited for, how to set your rod up for the thrill of the catch, it was time to set up the rods and take to the water to master the skill of a great cast! Retired guide Wayne Grafton taught the crew some new knots and also provided some great tips on body position when casting.

Summer is well on its way; warm days are resulting in the river and lake temperatures rising. Conditions are constantly improving so now is a great time to get together and get out fishing for the school holidays. A reminder though our Junior anglers can’t fish alone if they’re named on a family licence, they will need their own junior licence too.

Come join in the fun. ReWild the whole family this summer and ‘rewild your kai’ while you’re at it then enter our competition. Eat and share what you catch with the whanau and WIN.

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