Friday 11th May 2018


Overcast.  No rain as of 9:00am. No wind as of 9:00am.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable.

Sorry for the delay in the report today.  I've been running around like a headless chicken in the shop today achieving absolutely nothing !!

The rain set in at about 12:30pm.  Only light and drizzly at this stage.  Going by the fish I put on the website yesterday I would say the fish are on their way up-river.  I spoke to local angler Graham Hamilton just before lunch and he said it was a little quiet out on the lake this morning compared to the other day which suggests those fish may have moved. Bring it on !

Heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow and the next day. Better tell the Boss you are sick this afternoon and make an early getaway to Turangi for the weekend ;-)


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(Above) Looking upstream to the Breakfast Pool at 1:00pm today.  The rain started to set in just about 12:30pm.  Only light and drizzly at this stage.  There were a couple of anglers fishing underneath the Major Jones Swing Bridge.

(Below) One angler was fishing the Major Jones Pool. 

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(Below) Looking downstream from the "Big Oak Tree" on the town side of the Major Jones Pool.  No anglers were swinging down in this section.

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