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Let battle continue…

My West Coast plans were dashed last Saturday morning when I got to lake Hawea and saw a “Haast Pass Closed” sign… I should have checked first I suppose, but I heard during the week that it was open so I didn’t question it. It really knocked the wind out if my sails. Where to go instead? I tried the makerora mouth but struggled to cross a shitswamp. My heart was simply not in it and this was enough to deter me. I looked at The Neck on Lake Hawea on the way back but I was not in the form for blind buggering. Sight fishing was out of the question with the conditions. I hit the Clutha Channel where it enters Dunstan on the way home. I gave in maybe 40 minutes and I’d had enough. It’s funny, I had my heart set on the coast and nothing else would do.

On Sunday I had a productive day sorting out my tying kit and tying a few flies for the rivers, many of which are open again today. Today being opening day is a big deal for the many who put the rods away for the winter. For me, and a few others around here like me, the season just continues. I didn’t miss a weekend on the water all winter! Maybe one come to think of it..

Have a great 2014 season everyone.. I plan to go harder than last year.


  1. Breandan
    October 1st, 2013 at 12:12 | #1

    Gadzooks Dr.Evil must be at play what dastardly means did he employ in closing Haast pass to stymie Ronan this week in his quest to get the mojo back…but things are looking good with the new weaponary above…tune in next week to find out how our superhero gets on !!!!!

  2. October 1st, 2013 at 12:48 | #2

    I think you’ve crossed Mojo man, what’s his name, Austin Powers, that’s it.. with the old batman!

  3. Breandan
    October 1st, 2013 at 17:27 | #3

    I think I’ll just stick to the flora and fauna…let the battle commence

  4. October 2nd, 2013 at 06:32 | #4

    Right, next blog I promise I’ll have some work for you.. I’ll increase your wages this season too! Not.

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