After some chilly and very windy weather to start the last weekend of spring we have woken up to a much warmer Sunday morning with the relentless wind dropping to a light breeze. Yesterday the Tongariro spiked at 30.9m3/sec and has currently dropped to 27.5m3/sec carrying a grey/green hue likely due to snow melt in the headwaters.
Neil has used the coloured water as an excuse to blow the dust off his Sage Trout Spey HD and swing up some silver bullets! It is awesome to see the river is still producing this quality of fish so late in the season. Olive woolly buggers being the fly of choice as per usual.
The stream mouth and evening dry fly fishing has been picking up lately and if you spend as much time creeping around the river and lake edge under the cover of darkness as we do, you'll agree that a good head lamp makes the experience a heck of a lot more enjoyable. We have a great range of Head lamps to suit all price points from both Perfect Image and LEDlenser available online and instore.
Looks like a small patch of rain is due to hit midweek followed by some stunning weather leading into next weekend! We will do our best to keep the updates coming and keep everyone in the loop with what's hot on the central plateau.