Wednesday 8th February 2017


Fine and sunny with some morning cloud.  Some good rain fell overnight / early morning but the Tongariro is fishable. The cicadas are chirping. No wind as of 9:00am. Wow!! It was hot yesterday.  My thermometer said it was 29.5 degrees celcius outside !! It was pretty humid as well. Much cooler today after the rain.

The Southern end of Lake Taupo has been fishing really well this year.  The jigging has been outstanding with some really top quality fish being caught. 

The picture below is local fishing guide Bill Grace who is in his boat "Old Yella" anchored up at the Tongariro River Delta. Bill has been guiding on Lake Taupo for 25 years and really knows his stuff when it comes to fly fishing the Delta and also jigging.  I think he said he has only done two trips where his clients haven't hooked any fish. 

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(Above and Below) Bill was out having a fish himself the other day and landed these rainbows.  The fish in the middle below was 7lbs and Bill said was a "Koura Muncher". Check out the condition of that fish !!

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(Below) Bill was out with Wally recently and Wally hooked this good brown trout off the Delta.

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(Below) A family trip out with Bill's cousins in January.  They caught these fish jigging.

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(Below) Another family trip out with mum and the kids. This was in December last year, also jigging. 

If you are keen to head out for a fish with Bill give him a call (07) 386 6614 or 027 620 7326 .

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