Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Sunday 2nd of April 2023

 Tongariro River Flow: 52.9m3/sec

Weather: Partly Sunny

We hope that everyone in NZ remembered to put their clocks back last night as Daylight Savings has ended for the year⏰⏰⏰ some have enjoyed the extra sleep in while others followed their body clock and got up as usual. 

The gurus of the jigging world tell us that the ideal depth range is 150-200ft where well-conditioned fish are found in better numbers and size. It's not to say depths shallower than mentioned are a write off as those kayaking in close around Tokaanu or Kuratau have reported good fish plus the odd brown amongst the many juveniles and slabbier specimens. 

We have noticed an increase of river anglers around town this weekend all with the hope of finding some fresh rainbows and the reports indicate some success. Father and daughter duo, Charlie and Niamh (pictured) are enjoying their time swinging wooly buggers through the Tongariro! They called by the shop prior to venturing out, seeing Niamh come to collect her new Guideline Stoked 9ft #6 paired with the Redington I.D reel in OD Green 

While we are on the topic of fresh run rainbows and the upcoming winter harvest, here is a reminder of some staple winter items we have in store! We have good stock of filleting knives from Wasabi, Kilwell and Victory Knives which you can see filling the display cabinet. 

  We also have YETI products to keep your hot drinks...well, hot! Don't forget ye old faithful Kilwell smokers and woodchips.