Fishing Reports

Thursday 11th April 2019

Highly Fishable

Well it’s been an eventful couple of days for me away from the shop.

I hit most rivers from Turangi to Taupo and had excellent fishing in all. The Tongariro River is still holding the most and best fish and Paddy Walsh had a ball landing this tank on a Olive Woolly Bugger yesterday.

Taranaki Paddy on the Job

There have been good fish coming out everyday at the moment as we start to lead into winter. It’s time to get yourself geared up and get your winter rigs ready. There are anglers having excellent success swinging Woolly Buggers as there has been for the last few weeks and the Nymphers have started to heat up using glo bugs, pheasant tails and hare and copper flies. I caught every fish yesterday on the Size 10 Red/Green Simon’s Ugglie Fly by the crew at The Manic Tackle Project. With most of the water I fished being around the same depth on yesterdays run I focused on the pools running just the single fly with an indicator 7 foot from the fly with the ability to adjust the indicator position with a sliding indicator. This needs to be adjusted to suit the depth of water you are fishing. I use the New Zealand Strike Indicator Tool. My leader length is often around 12 foot in total from Fly line to fly but can run the fly at any depth within that 12ft range with a sliding indicator. The fish below from yesterdays session has the Fly Still in it’s mouth, really solid pattern over the next few months so come load up and get into it.

Simons Uggly fly in the mouth


See you at Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters – Turangi



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