Fishing Reports

Monday 3rd May 2021

Highly Fishable

Fine and sunny with another good frost to start the day here in Turangi today.  No wind as of 8:45am.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable.

What a cracker run of nice fine weather that we have been having.  Reports of some nice fresh rainbows sneaking through the Tongariro. Not many at this stage but some nice ones have made their way up-river already. These conditions are just marvelous for fishing.  If there is no wind the days are awesome to be out and about on the river. The beauty of the clear conditions is it makes it easier to spot fish. I just hope the weather holds for my days off so I can get out and have a go.

3:00pm  A little bit of coverage hot off the press but a little bit delayed from the 30th April.  The following email and photo is thanks to Colin Binsted. They were caught on an Olive Woolly Bugger in the Tongariro.  Colin writes:

Hi Jared,

Must have been the right lure and line at the right time for these two trout. I caught them on the way back to home when I only had an hour’s fishing. Your advice on a RIO wet line was spot on for the water flow. One interesting aspect was neither of the trout had their eggs fully formed. Why is this please? Is there a type of introduced rainbow which enters the river system ‘early’ and fully forms its eggs while in the river? I noticed the trout which run later,  that is in September/October have fully formed eggs.

Kind Regards,



(Below) We had a couple of anglers call into the shop this morning for a bit of a chin-wag.  Over the years a lot of anglers I have seen have been seen with a coffee cup as part of their fishing attire.  Seeing these two this morning with their cups reminded me of a video clip that I just love.  Check out the video clip below of Rake ordering Coffee.  Taranaki Paddy may identify the two culprits in the picture below !

Anglers Enjoy Coffee While Trout Fishing

(Below) I just love this video clip !!!




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