Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Tongariro River Flow 45.4m3/sec

Weather: Mostly Sunny

This weather is starting to give me whiplash! The ongoing cycle of sunny and calm weather followed by heavy rain and gale-force winds. 

Today all is well in Turangi seeing the blue sky and feeling the warmth of the sunshine, Tim, Jess and I are instore today so come on in and have a chat about what's going on in the fishery! Tim is busy tying jigging flies as activity on the lake continue to pick up. 

Wetlining the rivers has been a great option for those willing to get out there, picking up fewer numbers but the quality of fish seen are fantastic. Those who are nymphing are doing well with darker flies, squirmy worms, and globugs 😉 The higher volume of water and murkiness to it making hungry trout less discerning.  

I decided to try fishing a lake that I haven't fished before and after a bit of exploring and one "phone a friend" option I started picking up fish consistently casting into the shoreline and stripping a team of wooly buggers 1m apart or small damsels with a Di3 or Di5 as its a deep lake. Fish were not large, but I scored the trifecta, bringing browns, rainbows and one rudd to the net. They fought hard and the fun I had made up for the rain... Hopefully this turbulent weather will pass so I can get out into the rivers further afield!! The dry fly box is calling 😅

Neil and Tarn are out of the shop today, unsure if they'll be fishing today but time will tell. I cannot imagine either of them letting the sunshine go to waste!