Fine and sunny start to the day here in Turangi today. My outside thermometer registered -3.5 degrees celcius. No wind as of 9:00am. All rivers are clear and fishable.
These frosty days are getting back into the weather patterns of old. A lot of people remember the really nice sunny but frosty days we can get here in Turangi. We had a few frozen anglers enter the shop first thing this morning. That’s where I said the other day that I am not desperate to be out at first light anymore …. sleep in have a nice good relaxed breakfast … get ready to go fishing and aim to hit the water about 10am knowing those who went out early are half frozen to death and will have headed home … catch enough fish to satisfy myself, and then head home by about 2pm to allow for the evening shift of frozen anglers to head out ……
Reports indicate a few boats out fishing the Delta this morning.
Some good rainbow jacks are being caught in the Tongariro River at the moment. They are really nicely coloured up with really nice red colours. The river is very clear at present and fishing some “Summer Techniques” may be the go.
(Below) I shot down to the Tongariro River after work yesterday to get some pictures for the website today and encountered this line-up. A quick trip up onto the Bridge to have a look in the water would have indicated no fish to where the upper guys were casting …. standing there on the bridge I saw fish opposite to the top two anlgers on the other side of the river … breaking the “follow the sheep mentality ” would have seen me walk across the bridge and start fishing on the opposite bank to where there were some fish …
(Below) I then took a walk up to the hill where the Lookout is. Check out this view … no wonder I live here in Turangi !! This is looking upstream to the Judges Pool. I saw one angler fishing in here.
(Below) Panning around to the right of the picture above looking more at the township of Turangi … a bit hard to see the houses in amongst the trees.
(Below) Looking down onto the Bridge Fishing Lodge and the State Highway One road bridge. We live in a stunning place !
(Below) Looking downstream below the S.H.1 road bridge and I could only see two anglers here. In the distance between the two hills is Kuratau.