Fishing Reports

Friday 19th November 2021

Highly Fishable

There has been a stream of happy anglers through the shop over the past few days with some great catches being reported from both river and lake anglers. Jigging gear has been flying out the door with ginger micks and green orbits being in very high demand! On the Tongariro anglers utilising dry dropper rigs have been having great success, small hare and coppers and pheasant tails as usual have been cleaning up.

There are more and more big browns appearing so it will soon be time to really get stuck into some night time missions! Don’t be afraid to fish big, I whipped up this tube fly to give you an example of the sort of thing I’ll be using to try and tempt some of the XXL fish.

All our staff have been out there getting stuck into the action over the past few days. Neil was out yesterday and found plenty of willing rainbows with the river looking in absolutely pristine condition!

Andrew and Theresa had a great lake session yesterday also, with plenty of hard fighting fish to the net. Stripping teams of buggers on an intermediate line, and dry dropper set ups provided the best action. We have plenty of intermediate lines available and as mentioned in a previous report the Scientific Anglers camo intermediate is a fantastic line for fishing teams of buggers! The most consistent flies were small wooly buggers, #10’s and #12’s so be sure to have a few in your box before heading out for a look.

Scientific Anglers: Sonar Stillwater Camo Clear

And finally I snuck out after work for a brown hunt and managed this solid jack that was smelting hard, there are heaps of really big smelt around at the moment and the fish are packing on condition so we should be in for a cracking summer. We are looking forward to all the Waikato and Auckland anglers being able to come back down so come into the shop and say gday and we will get you sorted out and ready to catch a few!


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