Fishing Reports

Monday 20th July 2020

Highly Fishable

Overcast with the odd bit of sunshine poking through the clouds. Cool and damp this morning here in Turangi. The Tongariro is clear and fishable.

The School Holidays are now over and hopefully we will get back to normal here at the shop.  The School Holidays were really busy with plenty of anglers out and about. The fishing was pretty good too. I still haven’t had the chance to get out for a fish! A bit more regular rainfall will be good to keep the runs moving up the river.  The days are slowly getting longer.  Currently about a minute longer each day as we head to the Spring Equinox.

For the hay fever sufferers, we are only about 3-4 weeks away from the Pine trees to start shedding their pollen, usually about mid August it really starts ….. with the Govt wanting more pine trees planted then it would be nice to fully subsidize antihistamine tablets which should be provided free of charge to the people who suffer badly from the pollen ! Sometimes out on the river there are just masses of yellow clouds wafting by.  You could alter Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze song to ” Yellow Haze !!”

No one method of fishing appears to be better than the other.  Both wetlining and nymphing has been good with most anglers reporting catching. I would call this year “easy” for anglers. We seem t o have had just the right amounts of rain at the right times to keep thing moving along nicely for anglers.

Nymphing, the flavour has mostly been bombs and glo bugs, wetlining mostly things like Red Setters and Red and Orange Rabbits. Both Beaded or un-beaded Woolly Buggers.

Out on Lake Taupo especially last week more favourable reports had come in from the Trollers. They tended to be taking out Toby lures with Yellows and Pinks being quite popular. Also try oranges and the good old favourite black and gold.  Jigging reported as mostly quiet.

(Above) Neil went to check out the river before work this morning and found Zero anglers in the Hydro Pool.

(Below) A skerrick of sunshine atop the summit of Mt Pihanga this morning.

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