Overcast here in Turangi today. A good bit of rain during the night has brought the level of the Tongariro River up a Gnat’s Whisker but the river is still highly fishable. No wind as of 9:00am.
With the level of Lake Taupo being low, anglers are enjoying being able to fish the river mouths with the drop-offs ( Delta, Waimarino and Tauranga-Taupo) with some good reports coming through on those. A bit up and down for some. Mixture of Heave and Leave glo bugs, White Boobies, Parsons Glories, Grey Ghosts and Lumo doll flies for the night.
(Below) I received this email and photo over the ANZAC long weekend from Simon Sheppard. Simon writes:
Left the kids at home for an hour and half fishing my favourite section of fast water upstream of Red Hut this morning. Busy… got into four fish between 20-21”, they ignored the usually reliable #12 chu ugly and ate the #16 pheasant tail with a red thorax. All released to grow a bit bigger…but do they grow bigger? I reckon I’ve caught close on 90 fish on the Tong and apart from a few 23/24 browns, I’ve seldom caught a rainbow below 19” or above 22“….maybe it’s just me, or that I only fish upstream nymphs and dry?
See you in the shop soon, Simon