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The Best Dam Fishing

Ahoy there fellow fishing enthusiasts! Today, I want to talk to you about two beautiful lakes in the South Island of New Zealand - Benmore and Aviemore. These lakes are a treasure trove for any angler, with crystal blue waters and amazing fishing spots that will leave you feeling like a pro.

First things first, let's talk about the best times of year to fish in these lakes. During the summer months, the water temperature starts to rise and this encourages the fish species to become more active. Late spring and early autumn are also great times for fishing as water temperatures are still mild and there are fewer crowds. Winter months can be a bit more challenging as the water is colder and fish species may be less active.

When it comes to fishing techniques, there are several tricks you can use to maximise your chances of catching a big one. Trolling is an effective technique, especially when using soft baits or lures. Drifting, casting and jigging are also great techniques to try. Fish species to look out for in these lakes include brown and rainbow trout, and salmon.

The tackle you choose will depend on the type of fish you want to catch. For trout and salmon, a lightweight spinning rod with a small spinning reel is recommended. A good quality line with a weight of around 6-10lbs and a fluorocarbon leader is also important.

After a successful day of fishing, why not retire to the Best Dam Pub in Otematata? This charming pub is known for its cozy atmosphere, delicious food and refreshing beverages. They also have comfortable rooms available if you want to stay the night and continue your fishing adventure the next day.

In conclusion, Benmore and Aviemore lakes are two must-visit destinations for any fishing enthusiast. Make sure to pack your best tackle and try out these techniques for the best chance at a catch. And when it's time to relax and unwind, the Best Dam Pub in Otematata is the perfect spot to reflect on your successful day of fishing. Tight lines!

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