Sunday 22nd January 2017


Overcast with a slight breeze.  Heavy rain overnight has caused the Tongariro to come up.  As of 10am at about 50 cumecs and a light pea soupy / brown colour. Already had some anglers in to get some dark coloured flies for swinging on the wetline. More fishable with a wetline, possibly fishable on the edges with the nymph. 

We had local angler Graham Hamilton call into the shop yesterday morning.  He had caught some cracker rainbows jigging down at the Southern End of Lake Taupo. This year most of the fish are keepers compared with last year where if you hooked 100 fish you might only be able to have kept 20. This year the fish have been in great condition and there has been plenty of smelt. 

lake taupo jigging graham hamilton 21012017.jpg

(Below) Andrew was out on the Tongariro two nights ago and landed this nice brown on a Sporting Caddis dry fly. He said this one weighed about 8lb in the McLeans Weighnet. There are a few browns in the river but as I said the other day you have to beat the feet and go looking for them.

tongariro river fly fishing huge brown on dryfly andrew burden 20012017.jpg


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