Thursday 28th July 2016


2:20pm Rain set back in ..... fish being caught .....

11:30am  Rain eased but Tongariro still holding well and fishable


A report that the Tauranga-Taupo river looks fishable at this stage. The wind has picked up from the W.

Temperature is cooling down.  This may mean possible snow in the ranges / Mt Ruapehu which usually means once the rain is frozen it is a slow release meaning that the Tongariro should hopefully stay fishable.


Overcast with heavy rain falling at times. No wind as of 9:15am. The Tongariro is fishable as of 9:15am.  This may change later in the day to possible heavy rain falls that are forecast.  Caution should be taken if wading to an island in the river. Take note that rivers may rise quickly and you may get stuck. The ground is pretty sodden now and it wont take much rain to end up in the rivers. Reports of some nice fresh fish coming through now. 


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(Above) Looking upstream to the S.H.1 road bridge at about 12:45pm.  The rain eased up and the river is highly fishable

(Below) Looking downstream to the tail of the Lower Bridge pool. Quite a few anglers buzzing around here.

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(Below) An angler busy landing a fish at lunchtime in the Tongariro.


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(Below) His flash of silver about to hit the surface!

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(Bwlow) A perfect mirror.  The rain disappeared and also the wind as you can tell by the flat, calm surface on this puddle.

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