It was a nice sunny day so I took the long drive to the Waipapa Dam in the off chance of getting a big trout. I knew the trout were around as some were rising occasionally. Going from dragon flies to a yellow Dorthy with a trailing bead head hares ear I was finally able to hook into a trout. However, I did not get to see the trout as it busted off my nymph that was on a 8lb tippet. The only sign of the trout was some scales on the streamer hook. It would have been nice to have at least seen the fish, but for now I know I lost most probably the best fish I have had on so far in New Zealand.