Overcast with light rain falling at times here in Turangi today. A slight breeze as of 9:00am. The Tongariro has come up a Gnat’s Whisker to 26.9 cumecs due to some heavy rain we got overnight. This was quite heavy at about 3:30am.
We had local angler Graham Hamilton call into the shop yesterday to give us an up-date. He caught some good solid fish yesterday that were hanging out off the Delta. Their remaining Comrade’s will most likely be running with the rain we are supposed to get over the next day or two. The two smaller fish to the bottom left of the picture were caught trolling on the way back to the boat ramp.
The fish look to have had a good year feeding out in the Lake over the last 12 months or so and this year they seem to be nice, fat and plump.
Colours for fishing either the river or the mouths over the last few weeks have tended to be Pinks, Orange or Reds. A traditional colour for spawning Rainbow fish.
As I mentioned yesterday we are about 3-4 weeks away for the Pine Pollen to start and not long after that as we head into the depths of September we should start to see some of the earlier Mayfly hatches. The years seem to Wizz by these days.
The runs of fish through the rivers should continue well into October, so if you haven’t had a chance to get here, there is still plenty of time to go.