Freezing Runners

August 6, 2010

Another fishing adventure to Lake Lyndon a few weeks back – actually might have been a bit longer ago than that – anyhow – it was cold! Pulled in just around dawn and started casting. Pretty soon I started to think i was casting even worse than normal. Checked my line wasn’t looped up somewhere or perhaps missed a runner on my rod – but all seemed ok so pressed on. Still struggling so had a second look – this time I noticed that the water on my line was freezing on the runners causing a lot of extra resistance. I figured at that point it was no time for fishing (needless to say I had experienced a complete lack of bites) and packed up. As I drove off and over Porters Pass the snow really set in and snowed nearly all the way to Darfield.

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Lake Lyndon

October 27, 2009

Bravely headed to Lake Lyndon over the long weekend hoping to catch me some trout. No joy though – turns out the Lake is closed until 7 Nov (who knew). Nice drive up there though, a little over an hour from Christchurch, just past Porters Pass. Rather than waste a trip I tied on my “piece of wool” (technical term) and spent a few hours practicing my fly casting into various degrees of the prevailing nor-wester. Judging by the amount of tangles and the number of times I hit myself in the back of the head, the addition of a hook to my outfit is a step not to be taken lightly. And by the way – I saw zero fish!