Aoraki Mt Cook
After leisurely start (sort of) we fished for a couple of hours before heading back to Christchurch. Aoraki Mt Cook, the highest mountain in NZ looked magnificent across Lake Pukaki.
Large is more magnificent
We went up near Lake Ohau where the canal is wilder, deeper and more powerful. We saw 2 large Rainbow and 1 large Brown trout caught. They were magnificent and not the huge fat specimens sometimes caught near the salmon farms where they've learned to feed on fish feed.
After Canterbury's weather for the past month a couple of hours in the sun wasn't a bad thing. The canal edges were steep and rough with large rocks to negotiate. All good for ever improving yet still complaining foot.
Home now with a mountain of washing to do. But the little fur child is back from the 5-star luxury cat accommodation and my Easter blips are up to date.
Thursday - 10lb salmon
Friday - a black and white from the Centrl Otago bunny shoot
Saturday - first light, Central Otago
Sunday - Autumn colours, Twizel
Best of all none of the rain that fell while I was away ended up inside my home :-)