Fishing Reports

Thursday 28th February 2019

Highly Fishable
Mostly sunny

It’s been a dramatic change to cool mornings and chilly evenings in the last week.

The Cicadas are starting to fizz out in noise but Pete saw a solid rise to one this morning on his way to work so not fully done and dusted yet.

The Tongariro is back to being low. I made some crossings on the river on places I have never crossed before just to see if I could. There is a bit more grip on the rocks after the slight flush late last week but still a good idea to have studs/cleats in your boots to keep yourself attached to the bottom. I crossed just above the Major Jones Swing Bridge to the small bypass on the other side then walked up to the Hydro Pool and crossed back to the car park there. It was super swift on the first crossing but low.

I will start to get back on the water with a vengeance in the next few weeks as this is the most time I have spent off of it in the last 5 years since getting back from travels but it’s been good to get some small niggles, bumps and bruises healed so I can start adding some new ones soon but in the meantime send in your pics and stories and I will load them up on the site.

Don’t forget we have the legend Simon Gawesworth from RIO PRODUCTS in the shop and on the water running demonstrations on Spey Casting which is timed well as we transition into cooler weather and possibly more water flow on the Tongariro. It’s a good opportunity for you to ask questions of a super qualified instructor and good man, so get a long and pick his brains. To register for the day flick me an email to and I will put you on the list.

All the boys are in the shop today so pop in and say g’day and get yourself geared up.


See you at Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters – Turangi.




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