Overcast with rain falling at times. The Tongariro was a milky grey colour this morning and was flowing at a fishable 41 cumecs but has dropped back to 31 cumecs and is highly fishable.
We got really heavy rain heading into the night last night but I woke to find the river at a fishable level. The river should remain fishable for the weekend. Some more rain is due today but I think we will be all go for the weekend.
We had plenty of anglers turn up in the shop this morning and a few more appear to be heading on the way.
A report that the Tauranga-Taupo is high and coloured. Only about .66 in level so should be a fishable level for those who know where to look. This should fish quite well as the level comes down and just starts to clear.
(Above) Looking upstream from the Admirals Pool at 8:30am this morning. No anglers here.
(Below) Looking downstream to the Admirals Pool.
(Below) Looking upstream to the Reef at the top of the Stag Pool. The river was looking great this morning.
(Below) The water just heading into the head of the Stag Pool. The only sign of life I saw around here was a couple of Blue Ducks.
(Below) I drove up to the Red Hut Pool and there were only two cars in the carpark when I arrived there. One angler was just kitting up ready to go. Lucky him to get the head start !
This is looking off the Bridge showing the colour of the water about 9:00am this morning. Don’t be too afraid of fishing in this coloured water as you can sometimes catch plenty of fish with this colour. Ideal wetline conditions and those who are pretty handy with the nymph can do a bit of damage to the fish population as well.
(Below) Looking upstream from the Red Hut Pool just after I took the photo above.