Overcast start to the day here in Turangi today. A cold Southerly / SW wind is blowing. The Tongariro is flowing at 25.6 cumecs today and is highly fishable.
A few anglers have turned up through the week expecting the Tongariro to be high and flooded, however that is the beauty of fishing this river …… it is fishable for most of the year. Generally if we get a lot of rainfall in the Winter it falls as snow on the surrounding mountains and as the snow is frozen water, this is slowly released when it starts to thaw thus avoiding it to all end up in the river systems at once. Also with the power scheme sucking some water off it keeps the Tongariro at a fishable level for most of the year. The bonus for anglers is they can just continue to keep on fishing.
Just remember that you now need a new season Taupo Fishing Licence to go fishing ….. your old one has run out and is not valid. To purchase your new Taupo Fishing Licence’s click on the link below.
(Above) I took this picture on my daily 3 minute commute (walk) into work this morning. This is some fresh snow on the top of Mt Pihanga. It looked to be snowing hard out over the Kaimanawa Ranges as I was strolling along.
(Below) The sun struggling to break through the cloud today here at the Turangi Town Centre.
(Below) The following photos and email are thanks to Brian Willson. Brian writes:
Cold and windy on the Tongariro today (1st) with not so many fishermen around.
Some nice fish came to the net however if you didn’t mind casting into a gale at times.
Brian Willson, NZPFGA