Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Tongariro River Flow: 25.5m3/sec

Weather: Sunny 🔆

It's another sunny day in Turangi and the boatie's couldn't have asked for a better Labour Weekend as they were seen heading out for a morning fish on Lake Taupo. 

The winter anglers on the rivers are now thinning out as we enter the dry fly season, and the famous evening rises of the Tongariro often seeing the lone angler swinging wee wets into the night.  

Neil had a fantastic day fishing the dry and you know it's all on when he brings a brown trout to the net caught on a small dry! A few others dusted him as they made a dash for the willow lined edges, but that's all part of the fun. 

Tonic sunglasses become a staple for all of us in the shop and are not to be left in the car or at home 😅 We need them to spot fish of course, and it goes without saying we need to protect our eyesight to ensure many more years of doing what we do best.

Recovering fish taking the Category 3 Tricky Situation 

Fresh rainbows still appearing, this one taking the hare & copper.

Claudio and I fished in the evening with hope to get a few stripping micro jig buggers, first fish came on the second cast giving us the false impression it would be red-hot 😅 but we soon found it to be a tad slower than that! Great time either way, as most fish hit the streamers hard on the strip.

Green backed rainbow putting condition back on post spawn.

Last fish before the sun ducked behind the willows