With the nice sunny, warm stable weather, Tunkwa has seen some incredible chironomid hatches over the past week, and fishing has been very good to excellent. Larger sized bugs have started to hatch and throat samples taken from trout being caught are showing a real mix of size and colours. At time it doesn’t matter what size or colour, as long as your around feeding trout. The ‘moonlight’ pattern chironomid has been the hot fly this past week. The 12 to 14′ depths seem to be producing the better sized trout, fishing chironomids close to the bottom. At times it’s near impossible to fish 2 rods by yourself.
We had Rod from ‘Fishing with Rod’, here doing some film work this past week, and they got into some trout out in front of the resort.
There are more mayflies starting to hatch, and trout can be seen sipping them off the top in the late afternoon, and early evenings.
Guests trolling are doing well, getting your presentation down to about 4 or 5′ under the surface. Hotshots, wedding bands, K Marts, PumpkinHeads and Bingo Bugs are all catching tout.
It’s a great time to be out fishing Tunkwa..