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.
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:
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.
(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.