Taupo Flyfishing Report 21 March 2012

Posted by admin on March 21, 2012

Flyfishing in the Taupo region has been going great over the past couple of weeks.  Now is a great time of year for diversity of methods with backcountry dry-fly, stillwater, river mouth and night fishing all giving good action.

Wild Taupo backcountry rainbow trout with cicada fly

The Waitahanui and Hatepe rips have seen a lot of action throughout the day as well as change of light and late at night.  When the westerly blows get down there and have a go.  Trout up to 6lbs are being landed and we heard of a trophy rainbow being caught but have not seen a photo of it yet.  Try a fast sinking line with various boobies and you should enjoy some action.


Local Taupo stillwaters are providing some good sport, although wind and rain can make it difficult.  The rain last week and early this week has sent more fish up the major rivers and there are good numbers of browns to target.  The forecast over the next few days is for more rain and wind, which mirrors what we had last March, so if you are stuck inside or in an office on the other side of the world, take a look at our latest sight fishing video from January when the weather was warmer.

Tight lines till next time.