Sunday, 18th June 2017


Overcast with very light drizzle falling at times. No wind as of 9:30am. The Tongariro is clear and fishable.

Some more good reports from the delta this morning. Phew!! when it does eventually rain me thinks there is going to be some good fish turn up in the river (there's already been plenty moving through over the last few months though). I would say things are just ticking over in the river at the moment with some anglers doing really well and others so, so. Still some cracker fish in the river though.  Really good conditioned fish showing up in most places.

Anglers are generally keeping most fish as they are nice and plump with quite a few anglers heading into the store to pick up manuka sawdust for smoking. When the smelt do well, the trout do well and then the anglers waistlines do well too ;-) ..... see, we become part of the food chain too. Especially with smoked trout pate full of cream cheese on crackers .... mmmmm.

Wow!! Where is the year disappearing to ??  Shortest day of the year in a few days time .... better dust off those dry fly boxes ... you'll be getting them out soon ;-) 

Just remember that Lakes Kuratau and Rotoaira close for the season at the end of this month. Lake Kuratau reopens on 1st October 2017 and Lake Rotoaira opens on 1 September 2017. 

(Below) Peter Carty was out and about on the Tongariro River and sent in this picture of a nice fresh run rainbow that he landed yesterday.

peter carty tongariro river rainbow 17062017.jpg

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