December 2021

23rd December 2021: Glenda and son Nick fly fishing Turangi Tongariro river fishing dry fly green beetle from NZ Manuka bush

Fly fishing the Tongariro river for Rainbow trout we had an amazing time with Ken. It was very informative and he helped me land the biggest trout i have ever caught. He has so much information to share and is really good at coaching you with all the techniques to hep you land some really solid fish.
Trout Fishing in Taupo/Turangi New Zealand
Trout Fishing in Taupo/Turangi New Zealand
Trout Fishing in Taupo/Turangi New Zealand

2nd December 2021: Turangi trout fishing report

Weather: 22 degree C (day), Balmy overcast

Trout fishing around the Turangi area has a lot on offer at this time of year with many Trout still holding in the Tongariro river, Tauranga Taupo river, also the Hinemaiia river.
All fly fishing styles are working well due to the fluctuating spring weather anglers fishing wet fly, nymph, and dry fly. Lots of Trout are focussed on the surface food in the rivers such as Green Beetle & Brown Beetle [Grass grub] Caddis, Spider, Mayfly, patterns are all worth fishing also nymphs down deeper.

Evening hatches have been fantastic especially on the slower lower waters of the Tongariro river anglers will find often smaller Trout will rise earlier evening and make more of a splashy type offer, if your keen to target a larger fish such as a big Brown wait and watch for the fish rise for a while as the bigger Trout will usually rise less and take your fly slower closer dark.

Stream and river mouths around Lake Taupo are fishing great with lots of smelt about this season making for good still water angling.
Boat anglers say they are having a ball fishing Lake Taupo catching a mix bag of recovery Trout and fresh good condition eating trout, early morning harling before the sun hits the water has been producing top action.
Jigging, Harling, Tolling, are all good productive styles of fishing Lake Taupo over the summer months for boat anglers We heard the first Cicada for the season last week for Turangi this is early so looks like a great Cicada hatch coming soon.

Cheers tight lines
Julian Cribb holding a Rainbow trout Julian Cribb Wonderful Rainbow trout caught fly fishing New Zealand backcountry river Turangi