Sunday 5th March 2023

Sunday 5th March 2023

Weather: Mostly Sunny 😎

Tongariro River Flow: 26.8m3/sec

Tomorow will see the start of the extra flow down the Tongariro, while still fishable some extra care will be advisable when venturing out for a fish.......this from Genesis -

From 6 March to 21 April, Genesis will be undertaking repairs to Poutƫ Intake and Tunnel.  The work requires no water to be taken into Rotoaira via the Poutƫ Tunnel, which in turn will result in higher flows than normal in the Tongariro River downstream of Poutƫ Intake, including at the Tƫrangi township.

Flows will be approximately 15-25 cumecs higher than what is normally in the lower Tongariro.

Please be aware that these flows will also be subject to natural fluctuation and generation flow change at any time.  

It has been a sunny warm day in Turangi making it seem like Summer might have finally arrived so better late than never. There was a bit of cloud build up yesterday afternoon with a good rumble of thunder. Might be a chance of the same today but currently looking nice out there right now. 

The fishing reports have been mixed from across the weekend but generally anglers have had to work for their results. Smaller Rainbows have been quick to take small natural nymphs suspended beneath dry flys and a few hungry bigger fish are putting in the effort to take the occasional larger terrestrial pattern. The Lacemoth flys have been moving out the door as more of these tiny moths are being blown onto the water when the breeze picks up.

Boating reports have been a little more positive with better conditioned Trout on the increase. There will still be plenty of recovering fish looking for smelt to fatten up on but as we move through Autumn there is hope that the maiden fish will become more numerous and we get to smell the delicious scent of smoked trout wafting on the air.

We received a top up of Pat Swift jig rigs and flys recently so check them out online or instore, but be quick tho as they usually disappear fast are always popular...... https://www.sportinglife-turangi.co.nz/products/pat-swift-jig-rigs?_pos=3&_sid=8eaf6711d&_ss=r

We have had a tip section of a flyrod handed into us that was lost on the Tauranga Taupo river. If this might be yours contact us on 07 3868996 or sport.life@xtra.co.nz