March 2019


26th March 2018: Turangi trout fishing report

Weather: 22 degree C (day), 12 degree C (evening), overcast, balmy and warm here at Tauranga Taupo

Rivers are all running clear and low and certainly looks like rain coming. River and stream mouths flowing into Lake Taupo are fishing well for some anglers who are lucky to get a nice offshore breeze


Grant

Grant lived on the banks of the Tongaririo in Turangi as a young boy and returns annually to trout fish the mighty Tongariro river

Grant kept this nice conditioned brown trout for eating

Kevin Waldher From Idaho

thanks to Heli Sika for another great trip

Zarine from Hawaii first time fly fishing Turangi

Ken is one of those rare people who can effortlessly share his gift of fishing with others. Time spent with Ken and a fly rod on the banks of a scenic river is as good as it gets! The first day Ken met me where I was staying at the beautiful Creel Lodge. He walked me through the basics of fly fishing (I have only done other types of fishing before) and I spent the day on the banks of the beautiful Tongariro River, trying my luck with what I learned. The next day Ken took me to the backcountry and we fished a gorgeous, scenic stretch of a cold, green and wild river...all I can say is, wow!!! We hooked three fish, and caught one! We all say how big the fish is that got away, but man one of those fish was huge! We lost it at the end...but what a fight...I can still feel the surging power at the end of the line! It’s a once in a lifetime experience...definitely something I will never forget! Oh and by the way that smoked trout was phenomenal...life is good!
Zarine from Hawaii first time fly fishing Turangi
Zarine from Hawaii first time fly fishing Turangi
Zarine from Hawaii first time fly fishing Turangi
Zarine from Hawaii first time fly fishing Turangi

Steve Simms trout fishing turangi based at Creel Lodge

Steve Simms trout fishing turangi based at Creel Lodge

Fishing Taupo trout fishing Turangi Tongariro river

Turangi Tongariro river