Stress reducing Morgan leather recliners with pillow cloud comfort. 55 inch Sony Bravia TV with Bose sound system; local TV and large library of Blu-ray DVD’s. Heating available through two wood fires during winter with additional air-conditioning from two heat exchange pumps with natural air intake.

Room Sample 3

An eco-house built entirely of New Zealand native timber with wooden floors, exposed beams and ceilings in wood. Each of the 3 bedrooms all facing west have stunning lake views, queen beds and luxurious cotton sheets with feather pillows. Ample wardrobe space.

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Evening Trout Fishing on Lake Rotoehu

Fishing pictures 005 Sunday evening Bruce and his son Aaron aged 10 went fishing on Fish Bin Laden with Rainbow Trout Lodge/Back of Beyond Cottage co host Tony Lipanovic.

As we cruised the Lake looking for fish it was a slow start as the sun was out and water temperature was up a couple of degrees. Approaching dusk at a favourite fishing hole, 3 fat rainbow trout were landed and 2 released.

I considered that is was just about time to think about going home when the reel screamed out at a furious rate. Aaron fought hard to turn and bring the fish in. However, it was a huge task so passed the rod myself and for some 15 minutes fought a hard won battle with the reel screaming on to many occasions to recall.

Eventually the magnificent rainbow trout was seen near the boat yet the sight of us spurred it into even more runs and powerful evasive tactics. With dedicated patience I brought the huge fish alongside and Bruce netted it after 3 attempts!

WOW! We all admired the 3.1 kilo (6.82lb) Jack Rainbow Trout in magnificent condition. To release or keep was the question? Then there on its back disguised by years of growth was a tag! So inside the fish bin he went.  It was released in 2010 as a fingerling being about 12 inches long. So in overview 4 years old, 3.3 kilo(6.82lb) and 64cm(2 feet.09974).

It was a magnificent Rainbow Trout that smoked up well. Congratulations Aaron for hooking a great fish from Lake Rotoehu on Fish Bin Laden out of Rainbow Trout Lodge. Bruce and Aaron took that fish and another home for their family in Hamilton.


Fishing Charter off Whakatane

Fishing CharterCo-host owner went sea fishing from Wakatane on Saturday 20th July on Sea Breeze Charters.
Welcome aboard C-BREEZE FISHING CHARTERS on the 38FT RANDALL. Skipper Joe Parker has more than 30 years experience fishing and can show you all the best fishing spots in the Eastern Bay. Our Fishing Charters include trips to Whale & Rurimu Islands & deep water fishing for Tarakihi. Fish also for Snapper, Kahawai, Gurnard, Trevally, Kingfish and much more. Normal Departure Time 7am. Back at 3pm but can be altered to suit.

For a friendly and reliable fishing experience contact us now to arrange your Fishing Charter in Whakatane. C-Breeze Fishing Charters Skipper – Joe Parker First Kingi –
See more at: http://www.whakatane.info/business/c-breeze-charters#sthash.XtCrPMQ6.dpuf

A thoroughly enjoyable day with 20 Tarakihi, 4 Snapper, 1 Kahawai and 1 Red Cod. The best value fishing in the Bay.
Great job Joe many thanks for sharing your expertise and knowledge.

Rainbow Trout Lodge