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    Waikato river.

    Does anyone fish the river around Hamilton - Cambridge ?
    15-20 years ago I used too get good numbers ( a strike every 20 min on a good day ) because I was out fishing alot.
    Im starting too get out more lately (last month or so ) since I sold the racer and built a new boat .
    Heres what ive found so far as best as I can remember
    1.5 hr trolling between horotu bridge and pukete -2 small browns.
    around pukete ramp tried 5 or 6 times - average a fish every hour all browns
    south of narrows ramp can really go off , tried a dozen times and average a fish every 20 -30 miniutes . All browns but was a dead rainbow at the ramp
    Fished between Cambridge and the dam , boat ramp full of sand , not good for large boat .
    boated 2 rainbows in the first 10 miniutes then 2 more strikes over the next 2 hrs.
    Im out all the time so pm if your local and want too come along or any tips.
    Im just dragging a toby and ball sinker on my spinning rod , but also use a little boat rod with 5 colours of lead line .
    If anyone else can add too this please do.

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    Welcome to the forum Mohawk. Good to see you having success
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Thank Rushy.
    Also for those who didn't realise they have started realeasing rainbows at Cambridge again .
    They also released a heap of them in Hamilton and pretty much lost the lot , so if anyone comes across a taged rainbow please let F&G know because they will probably never do it again.
    ( will probably try the narrows again today ).. Will tryu post some pics later.

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    better off going to lake arapuni and lake karapiro IMHO
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    You could well be right . Ive spent more time fishing arapuni and the top of karapiro over the years than anywhere else , but when they used too release fish at Cambridge it was as good or better than either.
    But then I was asking for info and reports on the Waikato river !!!! .

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    Last I heard of the river below karapiro it had a koi carp problem dunno if they are still there or not
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    I spend allot of time spearing koi aswell , it seems there are a lot less lately but until sumer comes its hard too tell .
    I don't think they have any effect on the trout though ???
    We caught a good size turtle in the landing net last year too , there are quite afew starting too show up through town.

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    Do you try other lures or just the toby?
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    VIVA LA HOWA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Do you try other lures or just the toby?
    A good Toby is bloody hard to find. Ha ha ha ha
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Big black toby with a green lightnng bolt works all year round.
    I like too stick with one lure and look at depth , speed and other factors if im haveing a slow day.

 

 

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