Wednesday 8th August 2018


Overcast start to the day here in Turangi today. No wind as of 9:00am.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable. 

We've been quite busy in the shop over the last few days.  Quite a few anglers are registering for the Fly Fest this weekend.

However down on the river I am not sure where everyone is going ?? Over the last few times out on the river I haven't really seen many anglers. ( Are they all invading the Hinemaiaia ?) 

The ones calling through the shop have told me it has been busy ... I wonder if everyone is trying to fish where everyone else is?? 

A few anglers have found the fishing on the hard side but I keep reminding them the " Fishing is not hard, it is generally the catching that may be hard "  .... always remember that fishing is easier than working ..... 

Quite a few anglers are nymphing using the soft egg glo bugs with the wetliners preferring to take out red or orange rabbits.


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(Above) No anglers in the Hydro Pool at 1:30pm today ... why not ??

(Below) No anglers under the Major Jones Swing bridge .... why not ??

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(Below) Three anglers in the Breakfast Pool ... why ? As far as I could see no one in the Major Jones pool .... why ?

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