Taupo Fly Fishing Report 20 April 2017

Posted by admin on April 19, 2017

The big rains from last weekend never arrived, but local rivers still coloured up. Jiggers on Lake Taupo have been having a ball with well conditioned trout over 5 pounds being caught regularly. These fish are preparing to spawn, while big Brownies have already started heading up the Waitahanui.

The Tongariro has fished well all summer with more trout than usual being caught over Jan and February. A local angler landed a 15 pound Brown swinging a wet fly in March. The middle town pools are fishing well on wets such as rabbits and woolly buggers, and double-handers can work well here. On the sunny days still try your summer techniques with long traces and small natural nymphs on floating lines.

The Tauranga-Taupo and Hinemaia have been brown and are yet to fire, while the Waitahanui has had some nice fish coming out of the rip when the westerlies are blowing. A large woolly bugger in the evening or a white or green boobie during the day are good options.

Kuratau lake has been the best of the stillwaters if you can get there with no wind. Like the other local lakes, the winds in January and Feb stopped many anglers getting out on boats, so the fish have had more chance to feed undisturbed.

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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