From the 1st of November we will be changing our opening hours.
Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 3:00pm
The Tongariro looked great this morning even under leaden skies and it has remained overcast all day. No rain as yet and no wind to spoil it for those lucky enough to be out there today.
The Tongariro is clear and steady on 24.5cumec with plenty of room to find some water for yourself. The Tauranga Taupo is quite low and slow. A stealthy approach in either system would be the go, most of these Trout will become a bit cagey in these conditions but a switch to smaller indicators and flys can induce a reaction.
More rain is due in the next day or so and we have our fingers crossed that a few early run Brown trout will begin to move into the rivers. There has been the odd one landed by the boat fishers while harling the lake edges so it can't be too long before they arrive. Trolling is still the most reliable method lately.
Word from the local lakes has been that Lake Otamangakau has been a little difficult but some reasonable fish have been encountered at times. Lake Kuratau is holding plenty of feisty Rainbows, I enjoy this lake on calm sunny days stripping black Woolly Buggers along the weed edges. Theresa and I spent a breezy Thursday drifting about in Lake Rotoaira and had good day getting some jumpy Rainbows into the net. It had been quite a few years since I was here and under Theresa's guidance had a grand time.