Taupo Flyfishing Report 10 July

Posted by admin on July 10, 2012

We had some rain in the Taupo catchment middle of last week, it was not a lot but enough to move some fresh trout into the Taupo rivers and streams. Wednesday and Thursday were the best days to get out.

Since then the water has been low and clear and you can sight-fish to trout in rivers like the Waitahanui and Hinemaia. The days have been stunning with frosty starts, the photo below was taken at 9am with the eyelets freezing up every 15 minutes or so.

With the low clear conditions employ summer stealth methods and use small natural flies such as Hare and Coppers, Pheasant tails, Flashbacks, Green and White Caddis Nymphs and Cadillacs.

Iced-Up Fly Fishing Rod

If you are in a river first thing in the morning remember to check downstream before you step anywhere. We have had a couple of cases where trout have moved into a pool in plain sight below an angler without noticing him. It can really get your pulse racing as they swim up past your boots! This is common this time of year as the trout are moving up through pools, and especially early morning when the sun is not yet on the water.

The river mouths are still producing at change of light, with the odd fat Rainbow coming out of the Waitahanui Rip around the 5 to 6pm time. The moon is near full now which doesn't help with the night fishing at the mouths.

The Great Lake Taupo Fishing Tournament was held over the weekend with stunning weather seeing heaps of people getting out in boats on the lake for some fun.  Just under 500 trout were weighed with the heaviest just over 5 and a half pounds.  The fish were in good condition and many will be running the rivers in the coming months...

Rain is forecast for next Monday through Wednesday which means the end of the week and weekend will be red hot – the perfect time to get out and have a go.

Tight lines until next time.