Fishing Reports

Thursday 22nd July 2021

Highly Fishable

Overcast with the odd spot of rain falling at times here in Turangi this morning. No wind as of 9:30am.  The Tongariro River is reported as clear by Neil with a bit of colour to the deeper parts.  The river is flowing at 37.8 cumecs and is highly fishable by either the nymph or wetline.

Quite a few anglers called into the shop yesterday who reported ” Things were going off !” ….. however, quite a few also reported “hooking fish but losing them”. The flavours of the day for most anglers calling into the shop yesterday were Green Caddis nymphs and Glo bugs. Seems quite strange that given the conditions, most anglers appear to be nymphing.  Seems to be few wetliners calling through the shop at present.

Good reports from the Tauranga-Taupo river yesterday as well.


(Above) Neil went “Over the Hill” this morning before work to get these pictures.  This is looking upstream to the Judges Pool with two anglers fishing here this morning. We got a good bit of heavy rain overnight.

 (Below) Looking downstream to the Bridge Pool directly below the S.H.1 road bridge and the “Bridge Pool of Old” further downstream.

(Below) This photo and email is thanks to my Japanese mate Hide, who before Covid used to come to New Zealand every second year, then every year, and then twice a year 😉 Due to age, like myself and a few others I know, we are struggling to work out what year we are in 😉 I wanted to see how he was coping under the Covid conditions back in Japan …. like the rest of us … fishing is filling in time.  Hide writes:

Dear Jared

Thank you for your concern for me. I am graded hear that you are keeping healthy and your business and angler are busy. I am keeping healthy too. I had first injection of Covid-19 last week. But whole people are slow caused by government didn’t buy enough vaccines. Tokyo Olympic 2020 will start from next Friday. But government stated 4th restrictions of Covid-19 that stay home, restaurants close early time no alcohols. Sometime I went to fishing. Last week I caught good YAMAME near The Mt.Fuji. Hide


Ocea EX Fluorocarbon



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