Thursday 29th of June 2023

Thursday 29th of June 2023

 Weather: Mostly Cloudy/Rain

Tongariro River Flow: 27.4m3/sec

It's a windy and damp day in Turangi with a cold bite! The team have put the heaters on this morning to maintain the shopper's comfort while browsing through the store ūüĒ• Some¬†folks are reporting good numbers but putting effort into finding them and switching out flies regularly. The hare & copper/pheasant tail/caddis and smaller globugs or soft eggs working well for those nymphing. Those wetlining/spey fishing are putting in the work also, finding fish when covering water and changing flies. Olive wooly bugger takes the cake, but the brown/black/white variants are picking up fish as well.¬†

If you're thinking about heading out on the big lake, keep an eye on the wind conditions before you go and while you are out there.

Nacsan Magnetic Roof Rack 

A useful tool to keep your rods in secure while in transit between fishing spots or used to hold rods at home. The high-density foam with Velcro strap allows a tight fit while not scratching or damaging rods in any way.

We have 10 available instore/online and are a well sought after item especially in winter when you want to keep the rods set up as you move from spot to spot or river to river. 

Nacsan Magnetic Rod Rack ‚Äď Sportinglife Turangi (

While on the topic of moving from river to river, please be sure to Check, Clean & Dry! We have the spray bottles and detergent which are FREE.