Thursday 16th November 2023

Thursday 16th November 2023

The last couple days have brought some more stunning weather upon the central plateau, with plenty of sun and a warm breeze wafting through the town of Turangi. Today has been much the same with a cool clear Tongariro flowing at 25.8m3/sec. We have still seen a decent number of fresh rainbows passing through the system which is fantastic to see so late in the season and the river is full of recovering fish which are more than obliging to eat a small natural nymph or a dry fly given the right conditions. 


The weather we have had of late has allowed plenty of opportunities both on Lake Taupo and the smaller lakes on the central plateau. Trolling and harling have been producing extremely well on lake Taupo while the jigging is starting to pick up as well. The smaller lakes certainly lend themselves to fly fishing stripping woolly buggers and fishing a bloodworm pattern under an indicator have been particularly effective the last few weeks. 

We have the shelves loaded with Jigging and trolling rod and reel combos which are ideal for taking advantage of the great fishing we've been having on Lake Taupo lately, available both instore and online HERE. 

Jonas and Nandi hit the river yesterday and had a great session fishing small natural nymphs suspended under a dry fly. Hare and Coppers and Pheasant Tail patterns ranging from #16 - #12's have been the nymph of choice for most anglers as of late. We have a full selection of Category Three nymphs and dries which are available on our online store.