29 May 2011 Taupo Flyfishing Report

Posted by admin on May 30, 2011

Well the much awaited rains came this week and they have bought a bit of colour to most of the local Taupo rivers.  Yesterday we also had a much awaited change to a Southerly wind: this will put a winter chill on the great lake and will in turn trigger the runs to start.  Up till now we have  been having an exceptionally mild Autumn, great for back end dry flyfishing but not so good for the winter spawning trout.

Seven pound stillwater rainbow trout


The next few days will be the ones to be out on, as the rivers recede and fine down. Good wet lining water can be expected on most local rivers from tomorrow.

Roy the bag boy took a day out from behind the computer with me and after a very eventful start to the day (where he broke his reel, rod and watch in separate incidents on the same day) we headed out to our last day of the season at our favourite lake . Fishing was off to a flier but got harder as the day progressed. Roy managed a cracker Rainbow in full back end condition.  Well done Roy the smile says it all !!!

Back country fishing ends this week although most rivers will be out of sorts for the next few days any way so now it’s winter flyfishing proper in the Taupo district, and we're getting geared up for what should be a cracker if last winter was anything to go by.