Peter with a wild rainbow trout from Lake Leake

A silver beauty

On the final weekend of the 2018/19 trout season snow covered the central plateau. Conditions were tough, yet Peter’s casting skills were up for the challenge, and his connection with the fly was spot on.

The first day we sight fished to Four Springs brown trout laying in ambush for water boatmen, and managed a few good hook-ups.

The following day we spent on Lake Leake in strong and cold winds but managed to find a few calm-ish areas. There was absolutely no food on the surface so we resorted to pulling wets over the lush weed beds.

This young strong rainbow took some time to land and almost circumnavigated the boat before we could slip it into the net. A silver beauty in splendid condition.Peter with a wild rainbow trout from Lake Leake