Saturday 13th January 2018


River & Lake Reports


10:00am No report. 


10:00am No report.           

Tauranga-Taupo( Flow Rate  )

9:00am No report.

14/12/2017 Andrew fished the TT yesterday but experienced a long walk for very few fish.


 22/11/17  Quite a few fish reported up here, fish reported as spooky.  

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 )

9:30am The Tongariro is basically clear and highly fishable.  The slime has been scoured off the rocks and the wading is really good at the moment. 

Nymphing has been pretty good using green or white caddis, black bead hare and coppers, small pheasant tails. 

Wetlining try olive, black or brown woolly buggers.

A mixture of fish caught from spent / recovering fish, very small juvenile rainbows, the odd fresh rainbow and some good sized browns. 



Recommended River Flies



Juicy fat white or green caddis, black bead hare and coppers, small hare and coppers, flashback pheasant tails, gold bead pheasant tails, horn caddis, Prince Nymphs.     


Try olive or brown woolly buggers.   

Dry Flies

Try parachute adams, blue dun, Kakahi Queen, Dad's Favourite, Black Gnat, Royal Wulff, and wee wets. Caddis try Sporting Caddis, Black Elk hair caddis, Goddard Caddis.         

Lake Taupo ( Levels  )

Lake Taupo Recreational Marine Forecast


13/01/2018  Still good reports from jiggers. Most taking out grey ghost, silicon smelt, ginger mick and the one that seems to be really working at the moment is the green orbit.  We have a green silicon smelt that seems to be smacking the fish. Trolling appears to have tapered off however those that have been catching have been using straight silver cobras and tobys.


4/1/2018  Good reports from jiggers.  Most using small grey ghosts, gold bodied ginger micks, green orbits, and silicon smelts. Good reports from trollers using traffic light cobras, green head silver body cobra, green and gold cobra, green and orange cobra, yellow and white cobra

Mixed reports from anglers on the lake.  Some reporting some very very nice conditioned fish, others reporting catching quite a few spent or recovering fish.  This possibly depends on where you are fishing and what method you may be using. 


21/12/2017 Some good jigging still happening when anglers can get out when it is not too windy.  Try Silicon Smelts, Silli Smelts , red bodied Taupo Tigers, and Ginger Micks.


16/11/2017  Good fresh fish caught jigging at the Southern End of Lake Taupo by local fishing guide Bill Grace ( ph 027 620 7326 ). Try also a yellow and white cobra. 


26/10/2017 Good reports from trollers using black and gold toby, traffic light cobra, green and yellow cobra, silver and red cobra/toby, orange and black toby. Jiggers reporting taking fish with smelt in them. The odd brown caught in the lake.


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

Weekend 4/5th November:

A report from the fly fishing nationals over the weekend. 

Fishing report – 608 fish caught by 28 anglers in 9 hours fishing. Plonking 2 bloodworms under a indicator and he was a total beyond belief fishing machine. I watched him catch 20 fish while I only caught 6 fish in the 3 hours.

I did really well first session caught 13 fish absolutely due to the flies you tied me this week. There was one a long tail green tinsel flash orange bead head which was absolute dynamite !! I usually use a black orange bead  on the point hook but I tied one of these on because of the longer profile – but I think it was the orange green flash that got the fish biting! So a big thanks.



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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