Wednesday, 28th June 2017


Fine and sunny with another HUGE frost to start the day ( it was -3.3 degrees celcius when I finally opened my eyes).  No wind as of 8:30am. All rivers should be nice and clear today.

Once again a few chilly looking anglers calling into the shop first thing this morning .... that's why I love the Summer fishing here on the Tongariro now .... fish in a light weight shirt and just use plenty of sunscreen rather than rugged up that much you can hardly move your arms and waddle along in waders.

Some nice conditioned rainbows look to be moving through the river. Anglers have both been successful nymphing and wetlining.

My suggestion is get out there and make the most of the nice sunny weather and lack of wind.

Things this year have fished well for most anglers and in most areas.  It just seems to have been a really good season for the trout all round.

(Below) I received this photo and email the other day thanks to Noel Thomas who was out and about on a stunning day on Lake Taupo on the 25th June and secured this monster of the deep.  Noel writes:

Morning guys,  This jack was caught yesterday in Waihi Bay. Pity it wasn't on a fly but still put up a great fight.  No scales on the boat but surely it is double figures . Released to carry on its work and hopefully it makes it through to enhance the gene pool.



noel thomas huge rainbow lake taupo june 2017.jpg

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