Taupo Fly Fishing Report 7 September 2013

Posted by admin on September 7, 2013

We have had some stunning mornings in Taupo this week with beautiful views of the mountains and enjoyable fly fishing as long as you wrap up.  Thursday saw cold southerlies, with the wind dropping off on Friday, while today its breezy cold and overcast with rain due overnight. Considering the conditions and the trout in all local streams it is surprising in many spots there are not more anglers and you can fish long stretches without seeing another fisho.

The trout fishing is still good with plenty of fish in the local rivers, the photo below shows the beautiful colours you can see on trout at this time of the year.

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Nymphing seems to be working better than wetlining at the moment as the rivers are so clear.  The top patterns have been small naturals, in the low and clear conditions size #14 and even down to #16 seems to be the right size.  If you are having no luck try changing the length of trace between flies and you may start picking up fish you previously missed.

As soon as the rain comes small eggs will be the go for a while until the water clears again.

The river mouths will perform again now the moon has gone.  There have been some awesome fishing on the river mouths locally over the last few weeks with some very good fish being caught on white Boobies fished on a sinker depending on which mouth and how deep the drop-off.

We are having probably the best winter fishing on Taupo rivers for quite a few years and still more to come !!  Westerlies are predicted for the next few days which are perfect for getting fish into the Eastern bays and river mouths from Waitahanui south.  If you can get out fishing from about Tuesday or Wednesday onwards you should be into some fresh run trout - so go for it.

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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