The sunshine left as quickly as it came here in Turangi, while it's not the greatest news for those of you looking to bronze your complexion it has given the river a little spike in flow (30.0m3/sec) which is keeping the river fresh and flowing a nice jade green which lends itself both to nymphing and swinging wet flies. Whenever the rivers had these small little spikes in flow small pods of fresh fish seem to keep trickling up even this late in the season. swinging wet flies on my Sage G5 Trout Spey has been the go-to for me in these conditions however I've had some great fun sharing the pools with nymphers who have also been putting plenty of fish on the bank. Looks as though we are due for more rain through the latter part of this week with the weekend shaping up to be bright blue skies, great conditions for the Tongariro if your favourite back country option is blown out.
Connor and the boys have touched down safely in Aitutaki and if their flights back get canceled it looks like they have enough carbon fiber between them to build a small Americas cup yacht to sail home. I haven't received any word on how the fishing has been over there just yet, but I'll try and touch base at some stage during the week and keep you all posted.