23 February Taupo Flyfishing

Posted by admin on February 23, 2011

Big Browns are dominating the news in the Taupo district this week, after the high flows of two weeks ago the rivers are now clear and large numbers of very large Browns have entered the rivers, some of these fish are returning kelts but many are fresh and fit and looking up to smash big terrestrials.

Rivers are now back to normal flows and most are running clear, some back country creeks have been hit harder than others and will take a while yet to fully recover.

Meanwhile the fishing has once again been hotting up with some late Cicada action. We took a party of Americans into the back country last week via helicopter and despite unusually cold and windy conditions for the time of year we still managed to get some huge fish up to the big Dries.

Lake edge fishing locally has been very productive with reports this week of two Browns over 10 lbs just a five minute drive out of Taupo.

Western Bays are firing at the river mouths with plenty of Rainbows in the 3-5lb bracket being caught in the middle of the day, it's about as close to bone fishing as you'll get over there at the moment all sighted Rainbows and Browns at the change of light.

Evening rise fishing is back to normal now with good Caddis hatches coming off way into dark, good a chance as any time now to catch that big brown trout on the dries at night...