Fishing Reports

Sunday 12th September 2021

Highly Fishable

The shop has been pumping along and the crew has been flat out since we dropped to Level 2, there has rarely been a moment to get to the keyboard and rattle out a report. The Taupo rivers have been quite busy over the last few days and the fishery hasn’t disappointed, most anglers have had a pretty good time of it and some fine Rainbows have made it to the net. Amongst these have been the returning fish that will become more prevalent as the season progresses. These fish might lack some of the condition they had when they came up the rivers but can still provide a heap of fun. These same fish will be what is targeted in the coming months that feed up on the evening hatches of Mayfly and Caddis, it’s only two more weeks before daylight savings starts again and we have that little extra daylight at the end of the day to get out for a relaxing evening session.

I’m seeing more anglers getting good results from nymphing however the windy days of late have made it a bit of a chore but perseverance has paid off. The beginning of this week saw some brilliant fish landed in the lower Tongariro but as the week went on they could be tracked further upstream going by reports that came to hand. There is plenty of rain in the forecast for this coming week and it should help set up the the rivers to fire again. Swinging Woolly Buggers and Rabbits on shooting heads and the Spey gear has accounted for some of the better fish with more than a few great conditioned genuine 5lb and better coming to hand. If you can persist in our changeable Spring weather it can be a fantastic time to be here.

The rain we did receive lately didn’t alter the river flows too greatly and they remained fairly clear, the wind on the other hand was a handful on the big river and a lot of folk headed for the Hinimaiaia and Tauranga Taupo rivers to try and avoid it. It made for some steady pressure on these systems however this was tempered by good numbers of hungry Rainbows encountered.

Boating reports have been scant but a few soles have been out when conditions allowed. Sherrie was out early this morning and picked up a brace of fine Rainbows, no surprise here as she has put in the time to suss out the best options and get it done.

We have a pair of reading glasses handed that were found at the Log Pool (Tongariro) on the 11th Sept.

There has been a fly box lost up at the Tauranga Taupo river also on the 11th. Contact us here at the shop if these might be you….. 07 3868996


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