It seems like forever since I've been out fishing. Ever since Gregor was on his way I've been shore bound. However, he's now 18 months, and it's summer, and a long weekend. I picked up a new rod (a Hanak, 10 foot, 5 weight) recentl and I'm just aching to give it a go. So, it's off to Ngongotaha for us this weekend, and fishing the Waiteti stream mouth on Lake Rotorua. I should be able to get some time on the Ngongatha as well, though that can be pretty tough going (very close, mostly flicking not casting) and I'm quite rusty at the best of times. Also, some friends are meeting us there, and they've never fly fished before so they may give it a go, and the Waiteti is much better for learning on. Will see. Anyway, I'm quite excited. Should be good fun. I have Genesta's rod ready as well, in case she wants to try. Weeee!

- Jeff