Monday 19th March 2018


River & Lake Reports


9:00am No report today.  


9:00am No report today.             

Tauranga-Taupo( Flow Rate  )

9:00am No report today. 


9:00am No report today. 


9:00am No report today. Try dark olive woolly buggers at the mouth.           

Tongariro ( Flow Rate )

9:00am The Tongariro is highly fishable today. Almost clear now apart from the lightest tinge of colour to the deper water. Ideal for both wetlining and nymphing. 

Black or Olive Woolly buggers on the wetline and try some good sized glo bugs on the nymph.    

The odd reports last week of fish rising to possibly a Passion Vine Hopper , small black beetle, ants or crickets. 

The river has been up and down over the last two months. You just have to fish to the conditions on any particular day.

Most of the nymph life will have been knocked out of the river over the last few floods.  The bottom of the river is scoured clean.


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 and glo bugs.     


Try olive or brown woolly buggers or a glo bug.   

Dry Flies

During the day try a Passion Vine Hopper or small Parachute Adams, small black beetle or cricket. Try fishing the shallower water with a cicada/stimulator pattern and a small nymph suspended below.         

Lake Taupo ( Levels  )

Lake Taupo Recreational Marine Forecast


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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