Sunday 20th November 2016


Fine and sunny. Very strong gusting wind from the SW.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable if you are keen to put a hood up and duck !! or possibly bring a kite !!

A few anglers over the last few days have been reporting being "busted off" by some big fish in the Tongariro at the moment. Reports of some nice fresh rainbows still moving through the river. 

The picture below and email I received today is thanks to Jason Bleibtreu of River Birches Lodge.  Jason writes:


I caught this fresh run rainbow jack while wetlining an olive woolly bugger near the Birches bridge Sat.



jason bleibtreu wetline tongariro river 19112016.jpg

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