It is overcast and cool in Turangi today without a breath of wind in sight. The Tongariro is flowing at 25.1m3/sec. The Tongariro is continuing to provide plenty of entertainment for those who are fishing dry dropper and light nymph rigs with plenty of recovering fish willing to take both nymph and dry fly as well as the odd fresh fish still coming to hand. The evening rise has been hit and miss with the warmer days certainly leading to some great dry fly activity in the evenings.
The jigging on Lake Taupo has picked up noticably in the last week or so with anglers reporting of good numbers of fish into the mid-twenties during good sessions. Last night Harrison and Quinn kindly invited me out for a couple of hours in the evening where we experienced some hot fishing. Plenty of silver football shaped trout were welcome aboard and a couple double hook ups kept things exciting. The Pat Swift Jig Rig in 'Dark Epoxy' was doing the damage with the middle fly (Ginger Mick) accounting for the majority of our fish.
It was a great weekend to be on the central plateau with all styles of fishing firing! We can expect to see more of the same as we lead up to the Christmas and New Year period. The shop is stocked, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in town and getting out there and enjoying themselves.