Fine and sunny start to the day here in Turangi today … no wind as of 10:00am … YAY!!!! The Tongariro is flowing at 26.7 cumecs and is highly fishable.
I’ve been flat out in the shop for the last few days so will have to get to the report as I can get some time !
The Firemen are well underway with their competition and have been keeping us busy …. they hit both the rivers and the lake.
Lake Lures in the last few days have been Pinks, Rastafarian, Black and Gold Toby …
Some good reports of fresher fish in the Tongariro River yesterday ….. we look to have had a bit of rain overnight which will keep the rivers a little fresher.
Wetline tends to have favoured brown wooly buggers and olive woolly buggers but my pick would be to wetline a glo bug …. or a Red or Orange Rabbit
Nymphing tends to have been Pheasant Tails and Black Bead Hare and Coppers and gel glo bugs
I would expect a few Mayflies to hatch mid afternoon, so dust off the dry fly box and start getting the tapered leaders straightened from their use last season 😉
Get the Dad’s Favourites and the Parachute Adams ready.
Don’t forget that Lake Rotoaira is open from – 1st September 2020 also remember that you need a Rotoaira Fishing Permit as well as a Taupo Fishing Licence to fish this lake.
Lake Otamangakau opens 1st October 2020
Lake Kuratau opens 1st October 2020
Just to note. There will be a Recreational Release on the Tongariro on the following dates
Saturday 12th September from the Poutu Intake commencing at 9:00am for 6 hours, target flow 30 cubic meters per second
Sunday 13th September from Rangipo Dam commencing at 8:00am for 8 hours, target flow 30 cubic meters per second