Fishing Reports

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Highly Fishable

🎣 Hello Everybody! from the team at sporting life turangi 🎣


It’s game on for the lake fishing! Boats galore from Bulli Point to Kuratau, fishing just offshore. Intel from customers indicate that it’s important to change spots if nothing has been hooked, and to fish depths ranging from 20m-40m and deeper if desired. Smelt variations working well, and the ever popular Pat Swift jigging flies getting the job done and we have them in stock! Come into Sporting Life Turangi or find them in the online shop.
The Pat Swift Epoxy Yellow UV Lady has been working well with a Epoxy Slimy Ghost UV.

Pat Swift Jigging: Epoxy Yellow Lady UV

Pat Swift Jigging: Epoxy Slimy Ghost UV

Jigging with Kathleen using Pat Swift Yellow Ladies and Slimy Ghost fliesΒ 

⚑ A Beaut Bow on the Tongariro ⚑

A mixed report of fishing info today, with customers having success on small nymphs when fishing riffles and others pulling fish from the deep pools. What ever style of fly fishing you are passionate doing, there’s an opportunity for you. The evening/night rises are still phenomenal with mayflies and caddies “snowing” and folks picking up the odd fish on the cicada during the day.
In regards to fishing the other rivers and streams, the Hinemaiaia holds many small and some larger fish often rising for dries so this could be good practice and a time to hone in your dry-fly fishing skills.
The Tauranga-Taupo is a favourite and a stunning place to wander. Currently fishing well further up river using dry-dropper method and in the lower reaches offering to it’s challengers a technical style of fishing to potentially sleepy trout… 😁

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