Taupo Fly Fishing Report 19 September 2013

Posted by admin on September 18, 2013

If you had read our Taupo fly fishing report last week and heeded our advice, you would have been laughing! 

As predicted the weather was perfect and lots of fresh Rainbows ran the local rivers on Friday and during the weekend.  We picked the Tauranga Taupo river and it delivered with some of the best fishing of the year.  Not only were there good numbers running the TT, Tongariro and Waitahanui, but they have been in beautiful condition thanks to our long hot summer.  Below is a legend in the making with a fine specimen landed then released last Friday.

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Its freezing in Taupo at the moment and the rain is just holding off.  Its overcast and rain is forecast so if it looks like arriving then the local rivers will be on fire again.

When we have these bonanzas all methods work well and you can try all the popular local flies.  its important to remember when the fish are running not to simply charge into your favourite spot midway through the river.  Take the time to fish the water close to the bank as trout will be moving through and may sometimes take an easier route in slower water.

If you want to test what is working best on the day then split the day into three.  Start early on a wet line dragging a green Woolly Bugger or Conehead through some of the bigger pools, then switch to a nymph line with good weight and some Glo-Bugs.  If the day warms or the sun comes out then try switching the Glo-Bugs for small naturals.

A good option in the current conditions would also be to start the day at the Waitahanui mouth and then make your way up the river spotting as you go.  There seems to be less fishing pressure here at the moment than some of the other local rivers and you can hook some of the biggest trout in the region.

Until next time, tight lines and good luck! Remember to send us any photos or stories via our Facebook page or Twitter account or Google+.

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