Friday 31st March 2017


Fine and sunny start here in Turangi this morning.  A bit of cloud about to burn off by mid morning. It was quite cool this morning .. about 9 degrees celcius at 8:00am. The Tongariro is clear and fishable.  

Don't forget next week there will be extra water in the river due to the planned maintenance on the tunnel further upstream.  This is an ideal chance for streamer fishing and would be a good excuse to use the wetline or sink tips or the skagit gear or the spey rods ... better book a few sick days !

Andrew went out for a wetline on the Tongariro River last night after work and landed a cracker rainbow.  Some really good looking rainbows have shown up over the last week or two in the river. They will continue to trickle in as we head deeper into Autumn.  

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(Above) A mint conditioned rainbow jack caught in the Tongariro River last night by Andrew swinging a wet.

(Below) The feather duster he was using to catch the fish. Kind of moving away from the "traditional" olive woolly bugger which most anglers religiously stick to ... but should deviate away from to try something different occasionally.

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Andrew worked out the value of box and flies to be $550.00

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