How to fish for trout?

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uktim
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:08 pm

Ok guys, i'm moving to Rotorua at the end of feb (well somewhere around Rotorua) and would like to do some trout fishing.

How do you trout fish? I have done fly fishing in the UK so i understand that but what is hurling? Is jigging for trout the same as for kingies but different lures? I've read that people use flys and spinners together...how does that work? Can you just drag a spinner behind a kayak attached to a soft bait rod and catch trout?

Yes MadMike, i'm aware that a licence is a good starting point ;)
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:17 pm

if you come out with us in the weekend mate talk to Karl hes right into the mud fish :wasntme:
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uktim
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:18 pm

Yep mate i should be there. Will most probably get up there about 4ish tomorrow and crash in my car overnight.

Any advice for the left or right tomorrow? ;)
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:21 pm

right :tmi:
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:04 pm

The lingo can be a bit confusing.

Harling is trolling a fly - usually a wet fly pattern (e.g. a grey ghost or a parsons glory), often most effective at the change of light.

Trout jigging is often done with a string of three flies on a rig similar to a ledger rig

http://www.marine-deals.co.nz/jigs/kilw ... gging-rigs

If you can find the right spot with your fishfinder it can be very effective.

You can just tow a spinner - e.g. a black toby. Often people troll minnow type lures - called Tasmanian Devils or Cobras.

http://www.marine-deals.co.nz/lures-2/k ... evil-lures

Some people run a harling fly on a short race tied onto the hook on the Tassie.

Personally I take the hook and wire out of the tassie and just run the leader through the lure, replace the original hook with a hook that has flasher material on it, add a swivel about 3 feet above the tassie and place a free running harling fly above the swivel.

You can also cast spinners from a kayak to good effect e.g. along channels in weed banks that trailer boats struggle to navigate through.
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:22 pm

wet ass wrote:right :tmi:
Nah, straight down the middle and chuck a left after the second wave on the right just before you get to old george the Seagull :lol: :lol:

C ya 2morrow Tim
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Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:33 am

Let me know when you get down here and I will show you the ropes I have been fishing the rotorua lakes for years but only recently from a yak.
I have come up with a few tricks that make trolling a little easier from a yak, I got quite frustrated at first trying to let the line out and paddle at the same time.
Rotorua's good for a easy fish but lake Okatina is my favorite lake just the right size for the yak reasonably sheltered and nice fat fish. Tarawera another lake with good fish but some of the good spots are quite a paddle to get to.

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