Fishing Reports

Wednesday 27th April 2021

Highly Fishable

Fine with some cloud about here in Turangi this morning. No wind as of 8:30am.  The Tongariro is clear and fishable and flowing at about 21.9 cumecs.

Reports of some really nice fish caught in the Tongariro River yesterday.  Some good fresh rainbows showing up. The wetliners seems to be doing quite well at the moment.  Most taking out dark olive woolly buggers and black woolly buggers.

The nymphers have been doing pretty good on smaller pheasant tails, white and green caddis and smaller glo bugs.  The insect life must be quite abundant in the river at the moment due to the lack of flooding that we have been having.  I would book a trip here as soon as we get a flood as there could be a good feeding frenzy once the river settles.

(Below) Henry Heron from the “West Island “of New Zealand …… which we call Australia, has been out and about on the Tongariro River over the last few days and been doing quite well nymphing.  After a year long break due to the Covid restrictions he has decided to come on over and prop up the NZ economy, especially in the food and beverage department 😉   He found that being contained in Australia for too long, the heat over there really dried out his skin and he had to come back to NZ to top up his Lanolin supplies to keep his hands soft and supple.

I like this photo as the red stripe on the fish matches the nice red Autumn coloured leaves.


Simms wading staff with Retractor



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