Fishing Reports

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Highly Fishable

Fine and sunny start to the day here in Turangi today.  No wind as of 8:45am.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable and flowing at about 24 cumecs.

I went for a bike along the river after work yesterday evening…. typical …. only saw one angler fishing …. most of the town pools were empty and devoid of anglers ??  How come when I don’t have a rod then there are no anglers, and as soon as I have a rod and want to go fishing then there is always someone in the place that I want to fish?

I heard a few cicadas down by the Major Jones bridge …. they were still chirping in the fading evening sunlight. Had a report of two fish lifting to cicada patterns yesterday on the Tongariro River.  Fingers crossed it should only get better from here on ( depending on conditions ).

More and more browns are entering the Tongariro River with anglers seeing them … fishing to them with most just watching them sit there … with others picking up the odd few.

Found: x1 Simms Hoodie/Jacket up by Lake Otamangakau.  If this is yours email or phone (07) 386 8996

(Below) This picture is Fred Gordon and a Tongariro Brown that he caught the other day.  I said to Fred that if it had big razor teeth then it might pass as a Northern Pike 😉  Fred writes:

Tongariro Brown caught around Red Hut on a #14 pheasant tail nymph

For those of you interested in fly tying, then check out this Catalogue from Semperfli.  It shows you the Semplify Materials to use for each pattern. The marvels of modern technology … I’m sure a few of you will be checking this out in your smoko break 😉 ( don’t tell the boss! … or get caught looking )

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