December 2019


6th December 2019: Russ fly fishing Turangi Tongariro river

Russ fly fishing Turangi Tongariro river

4th December 2019: Turangi trout fishing report

Weather: 21 degree C (day), 12 degree C (evening), overcast, balmy, strong northwest winds

1st December is the opening of the upper reaches of the trout fishing rivers flowing into Lake Taupo. The Tongariro and Tauranga Taupo rivers are certainly the pick of rivers holding trout. Raft fishing is the only way to access and fish the top end of the Tongariro river we are lucky here in Turangi with two excellent rafting companies based right here in Turangi that will give you a great river run down the famous Tongariro river.
The green beetle is out and about and trout are will focused it appears also mayflies are on the hatch. Lake Taupo is fishing very good for the boat fisher people with trolling down deep also harling early morning and evening using smelt patterns are producing some nice eating trout.
We heard our first Cicada last week on a very and hot sunny day here at Tauranga Taupo which is at least one month earlier than normal. The smaller stream mouths are fishing well after dark for some keen anglers and apparently they catching some good size brown trout.

Cheers tight lines
Ken
Jim first time fly fishing New Zealand
Jim first time fly fishing New Zealand
Judy's first Rainbow trout caught on Hamill's Killer
Judy's first Rainbow trout caught on Hamill's Killer
Bruce zeller trout fishing central plateau
Bruce zeller trout fishing central plateau