So a quick summary of my attempts to fish
Jollie River – we did not go back to the river once we were at Braemar Station but may be worthwhile pausing for a moment there if you are going from the Hermitage
Lake Pukaki – there are opportunities to fish around the Lake Pukaki outlet, which apparently has good fish
Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge – we had very fine, still weather along the canal and I saw lots of fish and landed one rainbow on a caddis. I unsuccessfully cast to two solid rainbows
Around Lake Ohau – it was too windy to sight fish. Apparently there is a small inlet to the lake about 20 minutes past the Ohau weir indicated by a small fishing hut near the sheltered lagoon- I missed it! It would have been good to have had no wind and I’m sure you would see trout around the banks of the lake. Once we were at the lodge I had a walk down to the lake edge on dusk, but it was too windy to see any fish
Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama – did not bother – some good water in the Ahuriri
Omarama to Kurow – no fishing for me along the trail but at Kurow I went for a bike ride (without my rod) along SH82 to the Hakataramea River bridge — about 2 -3 kms. We sighted good fish in the Waitaki – true left from the SH bridge – and several fish in the pretty Hakataramea River.