Fishing Reports

Tuesday 4th January 2022

Highly Fishable

🎇 Happy New year from the team at sporting life turangi 🎇

It’s another hot summer’s day here on the Central Plateau, the cicada’s electric-buzz sound is almost deafening from within the bush and a sizzle on the BBQ is a staple for most of us who have come together to enjoy the holidays and get amongst the great outdoors!


The Tongariro river and Lake Taupo is an attraction to many outdoor folk ranging from kayakers, trail riders, jet skiers, walkers/runners etc.
If you are out on the lake be responsible and take extra caution as others may not be well educated in regards to the Maritime Laws. Always wear a life jacket, have a waterproof way to call for help, check the forecast, and avoid alcohol.
We have been receiving reports of anglers experiencing near collisions from trail riders who seem to be unaware of anglers using the same track, so we urge you to take extra care especially on the route between Major Jones and Red Hut. Kayakers and rafters are common now so keep that in mind if you are out fishing and if one passes through just give the section of river a rest for 10-20 minutes as the fish will resume feeding. If you would prefer to avoid the kayaks/rafts, we recommend fishing smaller/shallow water or the lower reaches.


Neil landed himself a rare fresh rainbow for this time of the year, a good start to 2022 

Shop Manager, Connor on a recent night time mission
If you have been reading our reports recently you would notice the growing number of brown trout we feature as there are plenty of them about. Connor has been putting in the hours outside of work, and has often caught large brown trout at night. If this is something you are interested in experiencing for yourself, drop into the shop and have a chat with Connor himself, or any one of the team!

Tim McCarthy guided Nick the other day, with dog in tow!







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