Sunday 25th February 2018


Fine and sunny start here in Turangi today. A good heavy dew on the ground first thing this morning.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable. No wind as of 9:30am.


I received this email and photo yesterday thanks to Shane Peddie who was fishing up at Lake Otamangakau on Thursday last week.  Shane writes:

Hey guys,nice condition trout I caught Thursday. Released 2 similar size, around 5 pound at a guess. Plenty of boats on lake and everyone was hooking up. Some bloody big fish in this lake and got smoked by a couple of beauties.

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(Below) The following photos were sent in thanks to my Roving Reporter ... Jens Muller-Buckland.  It looks like if you " beat the feet, you never know what you might meet ! "

Jens writes:

Bit of choice here, fish “at rest” picture taken with my polaroid glasses in front of the camera lens. That's the colour change.  Hooked into a few spent fish at lunchtime at  a river mouth.  Nothing like the prime browns seen in the creek. Northerly wind and 1/2 meter waves didn’t help either
Got a couple more at night in the river, but both of the landed fish were long torpedoes another managed to undo my fly from the leader, so i will come by later to purchase a few more of the Sporting Caddis sedge. One of the landed fish had a deformed snout with the bottom hook fitting into the gap. I remember landing one like it years ago

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(Below) The same picture as above with the polarised sunglasses in front of the lens.

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(Above) The deformed fish caught by Jens in the evening. 

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(Above & Below) Has this fish interbred with a Whio (Blue Duck?) or undergone cosmetic surgery like those people on TV seeking the " Fuller Lip " look ?

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