Fishing Reports

Tuesday 12th March 2019

Highly Fishable

It is beautiful here in Turangi today. Very still winds and nice and warm.

I have just got back after a short mission to Rotorua for the last couple of days. She was low and clear through the streams and Lakes there, similar to what it is here.

Pete had a day on the Tongariro yesterday and still had a good number of fish rising to the Lace Moth pattern. A lot of them were smaller fish but he was suprised on 2 or 3 occasions when some nice condition 3lb rainbows came to the net and there was a nice brown that rose in the central current to the lace moth but it didn’t feel like coming to the net on this day.

According to my diary this is the time on previous years when I have had good success on the river mouths so I will be putting that to the test in the coming weeks. There is very little flow into the lake so defined rips on mouths have been very hard to find but there are fishing moving in.

Boat anglers are still reporting up and down success on the big Lake and this seems to be how most of summer has gone but the quality of fish landed is reported as being good. A lot of the reports we are getting is that the folk Harling have been doing well. Remember you can always add fly patterns to your Harling and Trolling rigs, we get asked this often. It is a definite yes.

I will be in the shop for the next 7 days so if you have any questions on whats been happening, or have any questions on setups, techniques and such drop me an email to and I will answer the best I can. Also in the coming year there are some opportunities if you would like to join me on some trips to the Islands for some Saltwater Fly so send me a message if you are interested in heading out on those adventures and I will fill you in. It’s a good way to travel, fish, relax and know that there is someone to make sure you are setup correctly for each day and that all the planning is done.


See you at Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters – Turangi


Andrew Burden

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