We fished the Mataura near Cattle Flats the first day and got some smaller fish on dries, broke off more than I landed. This section of the river is not known as having big fish, but good numbers of 2-4 pounders. I found that the 1-2 pounders liked my flies better than the 4-5 pounders! What a beautiful place.
Fished the Oreti yesterday with Selwyn. The light wasn't great and I had shaking legs the first part of the day. My nerves were a little on edge to say the least. My cast fely even worse than it looked. I decided that I will be nicer to clients when they can't get the cast done! Ended up hooking 4 nice fish on dries, landed two. Selwyn's net said 9.75 pounds on the one that he was there for, I questioned it, we checke the net and it was off! The fish was only 7.5 pounds. Pretty damn nice. Pual landed a 6.5-7 pounder as well. I don't thing we saw anything under 5 pounds all day. All in all, a great day. Here's some pics from the Oreti