Taupo Flyfishing Report 8 March 2012

Posted by admin on March 8, 2012

We had three good hot sunny days at the start of this week to keep the cicadas in the Taupo region chirping, although the cooler mornings meant they didn’t get going till around lunchtime.  The afternoon Cicada flyfishing has still been red hot but you really need to make the most of it now because once we get a few cold days in a row it could spell the end of this truly magical fishing. 

As noted in earlier fishing reports this has been the best summer for cicadas in a long time and we have been delighted to guide clients from Europe and US who have loved this special type of dryfly sight-fishing.  Never fear though as the stillwaters are fishing well even on cooler days, as the photo below and our latest big rainbow flyfishing video shows, and it only gets better as we are now about to start Passion Vine Hopper fishing.

Six and a half pound Taupo stillwater rainbow

Trout have started taking hoppers in a few of the local rivers so we are all praying for a few more weeks of good weather as we love this sort of dry fly fishing as well.  A recent client from the UK was so surprised because he never knew the Taupo region had such a range of sight-fishing and dry fly options.

We have a full moon at the moment but as it wanes we’ll see some great night fishing in local mouths such as the Waitahanui, Waimarino and Kurutau Rivers.  This is the time of year when you can night fish and hear trout jumping that sound as though someone has lobbed a brick into the water.  Each season at this time anglers land brown trout over 6lbs and with the feed of cicadas they’ve had there are sure to be some trophy trout hooked in the coming evenings.  The key is to not wade out too far as the trout come in close if you let them.  If you don’t enjoy night fishing pick an overcast day and try your luck as the fish will still be in around the rips.

Tight lines till next time!