Thursday 19th July 2018


River & Lake Reports


9:00am No report today.  


9:00am Few reports. Last week seems to be those that are catching have reported using mostly glo bugs and orange beaded nymphs.                  

Tauranga-Taupo( Flow Rate  )

9:00am Good reports of some nice fish passing through the mouth over the last week.  Some nice solid fish look to have run the TT over the last week.  


9:00am No report today. 


9:00am No report today.             

Tongariro ( Flow Rate )

10:00am The Tongariro is clear and fishable. Fishable with either the nymph or the wetline. 

On the nymph suggest trying glo bugs, gold bead hare and coppers, gold bead pheasant tail,  green or white caddis.

Wetline use glo bugs, olive woolly buggers, red rabbits, orange rabbits, orange beaded black woolly buggers, black and olive flash-a-buggers, gold bead dark olive woolly buggers and red setters, the wildcard being a brown woolly bugger. 

Mixed reports from anglers with some doing quite well and others not so well. I think that the amount of rain we have been having since the start of the year keeps changing the river and quite a few anglers are not keping up with the changes. Still seems t be plenty of jacks caught.  Not many hens reported.


Recommended River Flies



Juicy fat white or green caddis, black bead hare and coppers, gold bead pheasant tails, horn caddis, glo bugs, otter egg glo bugs.     


Wetline use glo bugs, dark olive woolly buggers, red rabbits, orange beaded black woolly buggers, black and olive flash-a-buggers, goldbead dark olive woolly buggers.   

Dry Flies

All over in this department now. Wait for Spring hatches of Mayflies.           

Lake Taupo ( Levels  )

Lake Taupo Recreational Marine Forecast


06/07/2018 A report from a boat angler yesterday who did quite well trolling on Lake Taupo using a leadline with between 5-7 colours using Traffic Lights and Spotty Golds.


10/06/2018 Some good fish stacking up off the Delta ready to run. Best get out the fly line and heave and leave for them.


Queens Birthday Weekend - Good reports from anglers using leadlines with a Smashing Pumpkin lure and white teaser, others reporting fish down to about 130 feet using size 12gram Black and Gold Toby, bigger fish reported using downriggers.  Also fish reported up Motuopapa / Motutere way with fish around the 380mm length. 


08/05/2018  Some good fish reported caught at the Delta using a heave and leave glo bug. Might pay to fish this while there is some good weather before we get some rain to move them up-river.


12/03/2018 Some big fish jumping out of the water off the Whareroa Stream mouth. Some nice rainbows caught fly fishing at the rip. A few skinny rainbows hanging around too.


02/03/2018 Good reports of plenty of fish at the mouths to catch mostly on smelt patterns such as grey ghost, mini grey ghost, wriggle tail smelt and woolly buggers. Quite a few anglers are reporting skinny / recovering / slab rainbows. 


16/02/2018 Most boaties have reported dirty water at the Southern End of Lake Taupo and the fishing appears to have tapered off a bit. Most reports have been from anglers fishing the river mouths. Most using olive or brown woolly buggers, lumo doll flies, lumo black marabou.

25/01/2018 Some good reports from Delta anglers in terms of numbers of fish caught but most commenting on lots of spent or recovering fish.


Lake Otamangakau (Levels )


Thursday 22nd February - Shane Peddie writes : 

Hey guys, nice condition trout I caught Thursday. Released 2 similar size,around 5 pound at a guess.Plenty of boats on lake and everyone was hooking up. Some bloody big fish in this lake and got smoked by a couple of beauties.


Last week and week Before

Some good reports so far from Lake O over the last week or so.  Most anglers using bloodworms, snail patterns, small pheasant tails.  The lake has been reported as dirty with the rainfall that we have been having.  A few reports of 7 pounders being caught. 


Lake Kuratau

A report in yesterday from two boat anglers who found the going slow.   


Lake Rotoaira

No reports. 

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