Fishing Reports

Monday 4th February 2019

Highly Fishable
Partly sunny

It’s another absolute stunner here in Turangi.

The crew from Australia is still in town at my pace. We had a different night yesterday after the monster of a time the night before.

We decided to hit some River mouths and things proved exceptionally slow with the only fish threatening to jump in our net was a small rainbow that Connor Hooked momentarily before shaking itself free from a fly that was almost double the size of the fish. We headed back to the river at about 10pm but things stayed slow and we were not properly setup with lake lines on most rods.

Yesterday in daylight hours and this morning however were much better with Cicada action landing on most occasions a a variety of rainbows and browns along with some mishaps along the way like in the following video when the Cicada was in then out the mouth of a hungry rainbow.

The quality of the Browns through the Central Plateau at the moment is world class with the Brown in the following photo an absolute stunner landed yesterday by James.

This morning the boys have been back on the Tongariro with Cicada patterns landing nearly all the fish except a Brown that James hooked then lost on a small nymph below the Cicada. Connor and Mick picked off rainbows through the beat they fished with some of them in very plump condition.

We intended to fish Lake Otamangakau yesterday afternoon but by the time I finished work it was getting on a bit in time so we made the call to change that mission till today.

I’m away for the next few days but the lads are all in store to help you so pop in and say g’day and get yourself geared up.


See you at Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters – Turangi



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