Saturday 8th April 2017


Fine and sunny. A good light frost first thing this morning here in Turangi. The Tongariro is nicely fishable.  The river is clear and fishable . Still flowing at 79 cumecs. Ideal for wetlining and nymphable in selected spots.  We should see some really fresh run rainbows show up over the next week. We seem to have a wetter lead in to the Winter this year in comparison to last year.  This should kick things off a little earlier than it did last year. 

I received this photo yesterday thanks to local fishing guide Ken Drummond. Ken was out on Lake Rotoaira yesterday guiding Dave Whiting of NSW Australia who landed this fish on an emerger stonefly pattern. 

Don't forget to check out the up coming Lake Rotoaira Easter Fishing Competition. More details to come.



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(Above & Below) A little bit of delayed coverage from last week before the flood thanks to M Duaray.  A nice wee looking brownie in the picture above.  The browns have some really nice markings on them and the colour ranges from greens and golds to yellows and buttery yellows.  My favorite ones are the ones with red spots on them with white halos around the spot. 

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(Below) Andrew was out and about on the Tongariro River last night going hard out.  He landed this nice looking rainbow on the type of gear I suggested using during the week.

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(Below) Hot off the press ..... 12:00pm local angler Graham Hamilton just called into the shop and showed a couple of nice fish he caught off the Delta.  These fish will be mustering off there and should be making their way up the Tongariro over the next week or so.

Two anglers also in the shop this morning reported catching some fish in the Tauranga-Taupo river.  Appears some fish may have moved up there too ...

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