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Angling Report: Dec 2002 Lake Brunner Fly Fishing Report

3rd December

Jean Malla arrived, ready for battle with the Lake Brunner brown trout. Jean spent 8 days here last December and this year came back for two weeks - for the food, the fishing and the fun! 

Angling report Dec 2002 Kingfisher Lodge fly fishing reports Lake Brunner
Date Number Landed
Dec 5th  10
Dec 6th 2
Dec 7th 6
Dec 8th 4
Dec 9th 9
Dec 10th 4
Dec 11th  6
Dec 12th 6
Dec 13th 11
Dec 14th 3
Dec 15th 3

Jean's major accomplishment during his holiday was to break our long-standing record of 10 trout landed by one angler in a day. this had been equaled by several guests before, and Jean was delighted to become the record holder. It kind of made up for the night he tried some of my wife's mussel chilli salad - which was so damned hot that Jean's hair stood on end, while Fred Sutler Jnr's glasses kept fogging up!!! 

4th - 5th December

Don & Joanie Golden had two half-days with us, and the fish obliged us by taking damsel fly nymphs wit reckless abandon.  

Joanie Golden Don Golden

13th - 18th December

Fred Sutler, 79 yrs old, brought his son Fred N Sutler in for a few days R&R. To be frank, the weather was not promising on arrival, and the first couple of days were tough going - strong south-westerly winds, showers and chilly. We did catch some fish, but it was hard work out there. The importance of allowing plenty of time to outwait the weather was clearly demonstrated, and on the 3rd day conditions began to improve with a nice half dozen fish from Lake Poerua. The 4th day was a beauty, with 9 trout landed, most taken on a dry fly in fine, calm conditions. The 5th day was even better, with 11 nice fish released from the net. Again, fine weather, but only one fish took a dry fly. Some extraordinary events occurred, with fish charging a nymph from 15ft, a number of savage bust-offs, lots of aerobatics, and we even recovered a fly back from a fish a day after being broken off!

Fred Sutler Snr Fred Sutler Jnr
Angling report Dec 2002 Kingfisher Lodge fly fishing reports Lake Brunner

The boys landed a total of 32 fish for the 5 days, which was a pretty good effort considering the conditions of the first days. They did work real hard, and deserved the rewards. I certainly hope that when I'm 79 yrs old, I can put in a days work like Fred Snr was doing, it was certainly impressive! 

 Angling Report: Dec 2002 Lake Brunner Fly Fishing Report

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