Saturday 29th April 2017


Overcast with light drizzle falling here in Turangi today. No wind. All rivers are fishable.

The weather looks to be taking a turn this weekend. The extra rain should entice a few more fish to run the rivers.  There have been some stunning conditioned fish caught out in Lake Taupo which will be thinking of moving into the rivers very soon.  Some rainbows up to 8lb have been caught.  I'm thinking a few anglers might get "smoked" in the rivers this year. 

Don't forget that fishing in the upper reaches of rivers finishes at the end of May 31, so just over a month to go until that happens.  

Also a reminder that new season fishing licences are due 1st July 2017.

I regularly get asked the questions "is it ok to nymph at this time of the year?"  or "is it ok to wetline at this time of the year?".

Put it this way you can either nymph or wetline at anytime during the year depending on what you would like to do.  One suggestion is to start in a pool and nymph up the pool to the top, sit down to have a break and then change to your wetline and wetline down the pool.  Mastering both techniques can be beneficial to your arsenal of knowledge.  Also knowing what type of water to use each technique in can help you secure fish when others are struggling. 

Glo bug use has picked up over the last two weeks with the higher and more coloured flows to the river. Also plenty of hare and coppers and green and white caddis have been used by the nymphers. 




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