|The picket fence on the Waitahanui mouth, Lake Taupo
This is the most famous of the picket fences of flyfishers on the various stream and river mouths of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Trout tend to congregate at these mouths for several reasons. Firstly, in summer the water running into this vast lake is much cooler than the lake temperature. Secondly the fish move into these areas prior to their spawning runs up the rivers and thirdly there are usually shoals of fodder fish feeding on the nutrients brought down by the rivers. It is not surprising therefore that year in year out there are anything between 2 and 10 flyfishers targeting mainly rainbows at these spots and these trout must be some of the best eating in the world. The photo shows two old hands, taking a well-earned rest while watching the line of flyfishers.
Submitted by:Peter Arderne
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