Tuesday 7th November 2017

 

Fine and sunny start to the day here in Turangi today. No wind as of 9:00am, however this may increase later in the day. All rivers are clear and fishable. 

I managed to get out for a fish on the Tongariro River yesterday.  The day was sunny but very windy.  I tried to dry fly / dropper fish but every time I cast the wind just blew my flies into the complete wrong place ! Quite frustrating.  I didn't have anything come up or hit the nymph so I changed to Dutch Nymphing.

I find the nymphing really good in the middle of the day on really sunny days. This must get the nymphs active and the fish are really into feeding at this time of the year. Fish took Prince Nymphs, Green Caddis, Flashback Pheasant Tails, Hare and Copper Bombs and Pheasant Tail bombs.   

The fish have really turned in the river now.  Lots of recovering fish but in saying that fishing for "Sport" is still fun.  The fish are quite feisty as they are still in pretty good condition and are feeding up on the nymph life well.  They will also feed hard out on the evening rise. There are still a heap in the river.  You may still possibly pick up some really nice fresh fish too as the odd runs will still come through this month.  Most fish caught yesterday were recovering rainbows.  I got one smaller juvenile rainbow and a chunky little brown. 

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(Above) A nice riffled run at the Island Pool on the Tongariro River yesterday.

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(Below) The chunky little brown that I landed.

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