Wednesday 20th of July 2022

Wednesday 20th of July 2022

🌧 Grey Sky Over Turangi 🌧

It's a mild overcast day with periodical showers of rain - appropriate for the fans of winter fishing. The Tongariro is looking fantastic with a flow of 33.2 m3/sec, so if you are about today we suggest you get into it! Nymphing and wetlining producing good numbers of quality fish now with a few coloured up fish. There's quite a few anglers about on the streams/rivers of the Taupo region, but don't be put off a visit as there is room a plenty and communication between anglers is a must.

Over the course of 3 days I fished the Tongariro and Tauranga-Taupo rivers with indicator nymphing and double-hand spey rod set ups. Nymphing fast and often overlooked stretches of water on the Tongariro worked a real treat and are great options when wanting to find a place of solitude on the river. Finding the depth and appropriate weighted nymphs was key alongside reading the water and having good line management/mending. Nymphs that worked a treat for me were caddis variations of all sizes and colours ranging from amber, olive, cream and dark brown using materials we sell in store. 

I met a young lad named Jack while playing my last fish from Monday! Jack popped out of the scrub and gave me a fright 😄 and kindly offered to net and hold the fish for a photo before running off again! I never got the chance to see him or his folks again so if you are reading this, you have yourself a very keen angler! 

Yesterday I was fortunate to have a day off with Connor (which is a rarity seeing one of us is usually rostered on when the other is off work 😅) we fished the Tauranga-Taupo with double-hand spey gear: the Sage Trout Spey HD and swung into good numbers and sizes of trout through pools and runs. We bumped into a few anglers as we fished our way downstream and it appears nymphing was working well using globugs and Category 3 101 nymphs