Back in the shop after a couple of days exploring the Central Plateau.
On Saturday morning Kana and I hit the higher pools of the Tongariro and to be fair we had a relatively slow start to the morning. I dropped Kana home at lunch break and then hit the Pools close to Turangi Township, i.e the Hydro Pool, Major Jones Pool, The Breakfast Pool and Judges Pool and things came to life nicely. I was on the Euro Nymph Rig in the afternoon and went 8 for 8 on sighted fish before pick up 5 or 6 more blind casting into deep pools and riffles. The fish averaged out around 3lb and were not the bright silver fish I had been landing over the last couple of weeks but another good flush and they will keep rolling in.
For Kana’s last day in New Zealand she wanted to fish a smaller river so we shot over to the Hinemaiaia for a final blast. It was actually surprisingly slow and very few fish spotted. We picked up fish in the runs but it was very slow spotting with most fish coming to the net on blind searching drifts. Black Beaded Pheasant Tails and Orange Bead Hare and Coppers did the trick on a lot of the fish I landed over the last 2 days.
It is cooling down quickly towards the end of the afternoon so make sure if you are on the water you have something warm to throw on as the sun sets. We have the new Simms Bulkley Jacket in store which I will be adding to my collection this winter, It’s a puffer Jacket on the inside and Wateproof GORTEX on the out. Super warm and looks the goods.
Few pics below of the last fish for the day yesterday and Kana’s last time on the net for this New Zealand trip.
See you at Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters – Turangi