Monday 3rd December 2018

 

Overcast.  No wind or rain as of 9:00am.  The Tongariro is flowing at about 23 cumecs and is highly fishable.

We are currently experiencing quite warm and humid conditions with a good thunderstorm yesterday afternoon. Most anglers through the shop seem to be catching plenty of fish in the Tongariro with the rise reported as very good yesterday evening.

A little bit more delayed coverage from last week thanks to my roving reporter Jens.  Jens looks like he took a stroll along the river.  Notice how clear the water is ? Jens writes:

You never know whom you meet on these long walks?!

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(Above) Looking downstream to the tail of the Cattle Rustlers Pool.

(Below) Looking upstream to the head of the Cattle Rustlers Pool.

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(Below) Check out how clear this water is ... can any of you spot the tutrle crawling along the bottom ?

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(Below) Looking upstream to the Birches Pool.

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(Below) Looking downstream to the run above the head of the Cattle Rustlers Pool.

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(Below) Not sure why Jens sent this picture in ?

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(Below) Jens was out fishing on of the river mouths into Lake Taupo and landed these two rainbows.  Jens writes:

51 and 57 cm respectively
The smaller full of crays

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(Below) The freshwater Koura ( crayfish ) out of the gut from the smaller rainbow.

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