Thursday, 29 June 2017


Fine and sunny with another HUGE frost to start the day ( -3.6 degrees celcius ). No wind. All rivers are fishable.

Some really cracker rainbows are in the Tongariro at the moment. Both wetliners and nymphers are doing well (if you do the right things).

A report this morning that there were plenty of fish in the Waiotaka.

Andrew found the Delta a little slow yesterday with some skinny fish showing up. With the Lake level dropping then a few more rips are now showing up.  With the dry and cold weather most will be using plenty of power and the lake level will continue to drop. Over the years living here in Turangi we can get quite a dry spell in the middle of the year which produces these frosty and fine days.

This weather is awesome for fishing as there is usually very little wind ... the fly fisherman's arch enemy !! Get out there and do it !!

A reminder that the NEW fishing season begins on 1st July 2017. You may be able to purchase your licences online prior to arrival in Turangi.  Go  to the following link :

Also a reminder that there are only two more days to fish Lake Kuratau before the season closes up there at the end of the month. This will reopen for fishing on 1st October 2017.


(Below) A nicely coloured up rainbow jack caught on the skagit gear using a Radioactive Red Rabbit tied by Peter Carty on Monday.  

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(Below) Another rainbow hoovered the Radioactive Red Rabbit

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