Thursday 19th October 2017


River & Lake Reports


10:00am No report. 


10:00am No report.           

Tauranga-Taupo( Flow Rate  )

10:00am No report.  

A report from 12 Aug thanks to Kieran Govind

We fished the lower TT as the river was up, on the Sat (12/8), we got 5 fish between 2 over about 4 hours. Fairly hard going but the fish were good. One 5.75lb, another 4.5lb. That evening a 6.25lb fish was landed and on the Sunday morning a lovely 5.5lb jack


A report from the weekend 12/13 thanks to Bevin Jordan.

Hi guys

The weather and the fishing was spectacular in the weekend, between myself and a mate we would have hooked twenty fish and landed twelve (on the TT). Nice fat condition average about 5lb.

Kind regards,

Bevin Jordan


9:00am No report.    


9:00am No report.              

Tongariro ( Flow Rate )

10:00am Looking great to fish today. The wind has picked up a bit over the last few days. Some good fishing reported over the last few days. Wetliners tend to be reporting fresh fish. If nymphing try glo bugs at first and last light and naturals during the day. 

I had fish rise and take my dry fly mid afternoon Wednesday last week.  Plenty of Mayflies hatching now seen hatching with the odd reports of fish taken on dries. More reports of fish rising towards the evenings. 

Most anglers fishing with the nymph have been using glo bugs, small hare and coppers, flashback hares ears, flashback pheasant tails, black bead hare and copper bombs, gold bead pheasant tail bombs. Wetliners the stock standard olive or brown woolly bugger, gold bead olive woolly buggers,  red rabbits, orange rabbits, glo bugs, and hydro hustlers.     

The odd few Mayflies seen hatching with the odd fish reported rising.


Recommended River Flies



Glo Bugs, juicy fat white or green caddis, black bead hare and coppers, small hare and coppers, flashback pheasant tails, gold bead pheasant tails, horn caddis.     


Try olive or brown woolly buggers. Try a Hydro Huslter, Red Setter Orange Rabbit or Glo Bug.  

Dry Flies

Try parachute adams, blue dun, wee wets.         

Lake Taupo ( Levels  )

Lake Taupo Recreational Marine Forecast


10/10/2017 Good reports from trollers at the Southern end of Lake Taupo ... mostly smaller fish reported.  Try green orbit flies harling / black and gold tobys or green and gold toby with red spots and a pink toby


Some good reports from jigging deep / Tokaanu Hole.  Also harling in Stump Bay (try green orbits or black and gold toby). 


Kathryn Vinten reports

Hi Jared

Friday afternoon (25th Aug) was magic on the lake. This 5lb jack was one of four fish landed whilst harling off Pukawa.   Shame I had to come home! It will be in my smoker Sunday evening and shared with friends on Monday.

Aren't we lucky to live in paradise?





Quite good trolling out there week 14th/18th Aug.  Look at using orange, orange and gold or red lures.


Lake Otamangakau (Levels )


Some good reports so far from Lake O.  So far have seen a picture of a 10lb rainbow taken on a spinning lure.  Louie the fish has had some good fishing using a chartreuse green glo bug with a red dot and Jason Bethune from Troubeck Lodge has done well on damsels.  


Lake Kuratau

No reports. 


Lake Rotoaira

Now open. Few reports . 

Try olive woolly bugger, orange bead black woolly bugger, chartreuse bead black woolly bugger, gold bead olive woolly bugger, green orbit, red setter, yellow and black fuzzy wuzzy

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