Fishing Reports

Thursday 9th July 2020

Highly Fishable

I woke this morning at the Crack of Dawn to a Ray of Sunhine and blue sky. Wow !! Did the surrounding mountains get some snow on them.  The Kaimanawas are covered. The snow is down quite low. No wind as of 9:00am, however this may increase during the day. This is a good dump of snow (not unusual …. and nothing to do with Climate Change! It is just what happens sometimes in the Winter)

The Tongariro is highly fishable flowing at about 29.5 cumecs. The rain / moisture has fallen as snow and thus is frozen in the headwaters so this makes the Tongariro fishable. That is the bonus of this fishery.

Don’t forget the Recreational Release on the Tongariro this weekend.

Kia ora,

Following the cancellation of the April Tongariro recreational releases during the lockdown, replacement releases have been scheduled for mid-July.  Genesis will be releasing water into the Tongariro River on:

  • Saturday 11th July from Poutu Intake
  • Sunday 12th July from Rangipo Dam

These releases will be the second of three recreational release weekends this year.  The remaining release on the Tongariro is scheduled for 12th and 13th September.

(Above) A good dusting of snow on Mt Pihanga this morning.  It is just a light dusting on the farmland. It is pretty low but this has been common over the years.  The snow usually doesn’t last long as the sun melts it pretty quickly.  The Kaimanawa Ranges are just pure white !  It is really neat to see this. The snow is at a good timing for the school holidays and will boost the Mt Ruapehu ski fields.

(Below) I received this photo and email yesterday thanks to Simon.  Simon writes:

Hi Jared

Hit the river this morning for a wet and chilly hour upstream of red hut and landed a couple of the best conditioned 21” hens I’ve seen in 11 years of fishing the river, especially the lower one. Both taken in the fast water, upstream nymphing on a 5 wt with a chu ugly. All the best Simon

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