Fishing Reports

Tuesday 8th September 2020

Highly Fishable

Fine and sunny start to the day here in Turangi today.  A good frost to start the day too.  No wind as of 9:00am.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable.

A few more anglers have been reporting catching fish with big scabs on them and holes in their flesh.  A few theories on how they have managed to get these.

  1. Shags attacking them
  2. Fish Fighting with each other
  3. Anglers handling the fish with dirty / dry hands leaving room for fungal infections
  4. Shag Worm has burst out of the fish

I managed to have the last two days off for my weekend.  Sunday the weather wasn’t too flash so spent the day inside.  Yesterday I ended up taking one of the “Golden Ticket Winners” out for the day.  The picture below is Jamie who was the “” Poem” writer.  It was a good day ……. apart from the wind.   Jamie writes:

Thanks Jared,

Yep great day – really appreciate all the advice and tuition…..I took so much out of that day and it was far more educational than a day with a guide.

Managed to set up my rod a lot quicker this morning….getting faster with the knots :)…..will head out for a couple of hours now to keep practising.

Cheers Jamie


(Above) Jamie with a good sized Tongariro River rainbow that he landed.

(Below) We hooked a few and lost a few. The odd times I saw some Mayflies hatching and the odd fish rising to take them off the top.  The funny thing is they were rising while I was nymphing.  I raced out of the river to get my dry fly set-up … back into the water and …. nothing would rise.  The wind seemed to be putting the hatches off a wee bit. Still, keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as hatches and rises should get better and better.

(Above & Below) There are a good mixture of fish in the rivers at present.  A few more recovering / post spawning fish showing up now too.



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