Wednesday 21st February 2018


Overcast with the odd patch of blue sky.  No wind as of 8:30am here in Turangi today.  The Tongariro is highly fishable flowing at about 41 cumecs.  We seemed to have missed the effects of Cyclone Gita here in Turangi. The Tongariro has got a bit of an olivey/greeny colour to it today.  This should be awesome for the wetliners and good for the nymphers using glo bugs. 


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(Above) A highly fishable Tongariro River at about 8:15am this morning.

(Below) The colour of the water in the Tongariro this morning.  We got a little bit of rain yesterday but nothing too serious and the wind got a bit blustery but overall this Cyclone was a bit of a fizzer for us here in Turangi.

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(Below) Patches of blue sky and sunshine today. This is looking downstream from the S.H.1 road bridge at about 8:15am.

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(Below) Looking upstream from the S.H.1 road bridge. You can see that the river level has not really been affected by the Ex Tropical Cyclone Gita. It is business as usual on the river by those that are keen to do business with the fish.

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(Below) Jens Muller-Buckland went out for a fish last night in the Tongariro and secured a really nice fat brown trout.

Jens writes:

The fish never noticed. Looked like a fresh brown. Just over 6lbs and 59 cm. Full of small roe. Bit too small for caviar. Good night last night with wild winds.


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(Above & Below) The Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of fish caught by Jens.  The top fish is Dr Jekyll and the fish below is Mr Hyde .... the reason being is you would normally want to hide a photo of a fish like that ;-) most anglers fly rods would have more condition than that thing !

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