Overcast with the odd .. I mean very odd spot of blue sky here in Turangi today. No wind as of 9:00am. The Tongariro is flowing at about 29 cumecs and is highly fishable today.
Geeze it would be nice to get a sunny day once in a while … I think I have a Vitamin D deficiency at the moment …… better get our West Island counterparts to send some of it this way. They tend to hog the sunshine over there when it isn’t flooding or burning.
This rain should have moved plenty of fresh fish up into all of the rivers. The smaller rivers north of Turangi were reported with some colour to them yesterday. The Tongariro is still the pick of the bunch.
Anglers are still having a great time extracting fish. I would call this an easy year with those who are generally never successful managing to catch something for a change. This is good to see to keep their enthusiasm up. The people who say ” I only fish for the scenery ” or ” I only fish to have some peace and quiet ” who don’t ” really care whether they catch anything or not ” deep down REALLY WISH THEY COULD CATCH SOMETHING !!!
I received this email and photos yesterday thanks to Alexis Butcher. This is a little bit of delayed coverage from the School Holidays. Alexis writes :
The pics below were taken on different days during the school holidays (they are not all the same fish). The pic of my kids was taken on Sunday morning. It took two hours from leaving the house to getting back to the house to catch all three fish. The smallest fish, held by my eldest is typical of the fish I was returning to the river for being “too small”. I only kept this one for the photo. It came to 53cm. The largest in the pic came to 60cm / 5 pounds. The past two weeks are the best fishing I have had in the 10 years since taking up the sport. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone at Sporting Life Turangi for all your support and advice for all these years! Not just in fly fishing but often more helpful than the Information Centre in all things Turangi and Central Plateau related. Really appreciate it 🙂