Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

Happy New Year 


Tongariro River Flow: 28.2m3/sec

Weather: Overcast ⛅

It's a mild overcast day in Turangi and the weather folks suggest more rain is on the way, so stay tuned for more info.

There's been some challenging river fishing at present but often rewarding anglers who are putting in the work, the dry dropper method on lightweight rods being key to an enjoyable day stalking trout along the edges. There's been the o

The Category 3 Tricky Situation in all sizes being a notable favourite at present which we have in stock https://www.sportinglife-turangi.co.nz/products/tricky-situation-category-3-fly-company?_pos=1&_sid=a4a6e3ed8&_ss=r

The smaller lakes continue to provide fantastic fishing for those on boat or shoreline, some days are more challenging than others but carrying various lines whilst having a good range of flies can be a real game changer as weather, temperature etc influences the behavior of the fish.

During days of hot weather we have found a majority of fish feeding within the top column so an intermediate sinking line has been the go to, but a versileader or floating line would be sufficient when stripping slightly weighted streamers or wee wets. Using dry dropper or nymph under indicator works well, twitching the flies or a using a slow retrieve can be a fun and effective way to get an eat.