Fishing Reports

Wednesday 10th November 2021

Highly Fishable

Its an absolute beauty of a day here today in Turangi, and with warm weather predicted for the next few days we are hopeful of some decent settled weather after the past few weeks of inconsistent winds and rain. I was lucky enough to get invited over to fish Lake Tarawera yesterday by good mate Dave Woods and joined him and a few other top blokes on their guides day off trip. It was outstanding fishing for some cracking rainbows in gin clear water and although we started the day off in perfect conditions it soon turned nasty with a big squall coming over and unleashing on us while we took shelter and cooked up a feed! It cleared eventually and it was back to flat conditions and sunshine. Plenty of prime eating fish for the smoker, all in really nice condition with some solid fish caught throughout the day. Looking forward to getting back over here again, quite annoyed at myself for not coming and fishing here before after how yesterday unfolded!

Stripping wooly buggers on a slow sinking clear camo intermediate line was the most productive method, its a great way to present a fly to spooky fish in clear water as the line is much harder to see than conventional coloured fly lines. I have been using the Scientific Anglers line linked below and it has been great to use, it casts really well and in the slightly coloured waters at lakes such as Otamangakau it really comes into its own with the line near on disappearing. Highly recommended! Come in and have a chat with us at the shop if you want to get into the lake fishing, we can sort you out with whatever you need and get you into some of the fish the central plateau stillwater fisheries are renowned for.


Scientific Anglers: Sonar Stillwater Camo Clear

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