Fishing Reports

Monday 15th April 2019

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It’s been cold starts to the morning through Turangi for the last few days. I had the first solid icy build up on the windscreen a couple of mornings ago so make sure you are dressing warm when hitting the river. We are having strong gusting winds at times which seem to be sticking around for the whole day.

I have spent a lot of time on the water and have managed to fish all but the Waitahanui in the last few days. The fishing has been good, there are not massive numbers of fish in the rivers yet but every trip has resulted in at least 1 really solid fish among st your smaller chaps. The Tongariro has been my pick of the rivers for numbers. Yesterday I had a solid session. It was the first time throwing a glo bug for me this season and it was straight into work, picking up several nice rainbows around the 3 to 3.5lbĀ  mark. I ran a single fly (glo bug) with a single split shot about a foot above with a fairly long leader into some deep pools and the rainbows were more than willing to take a munch and come to the net. With the winds being up I am using my 7 weight setup, Rod, Reel and Line which gives me a bit more confidence with my approach.

I have given a look at my leader and fly setup in yesterdays video on Facebook which if you are interested you can follow the red link at the top of this report for a peak.

We have just had a massive restock of Gold Bead Olive Woolly Buggers into the shop which has been the fly at the moment that has been picking up the big boys on the swing. We have them from Size 4 through to size 10 so if you are after some flick me a message to and I can get them out to you or put them aside as they are going out the door real quick.

Pete and I are in the shop today so pop in and say g’day and get yourself geared up.

See you at Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters – Turangi


Andrew Burden


First Tongariro River Glo Bug Muncher for the season for me

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