Taupo Flyfishing Report 5th November 2010

Posted by admin on November 5, 2010

Well the season is really starting to hot up after a very wet and windy start. 

Quite a few of the Backcountry rivers are still running quite high.  The Mohaka and its tribs are still quite high and in many places uncrossable.  This side of the ranges however have been far more accessible and have seen some good early season activity, many fish are still in the deeper pools and are in very good condition.

We took two of our American friends into the Waipunga last week and despite quite high flows the river was clear and performing very well with a number of decent sized Rainbows to 5lb, we had a sparse early Mayfly hatch during the afternoon and Grace enjoyed a good hour of very early season dry fly sport on Klinks and May Para’s.


We had more rain last Thursday this pushed the levels back up slightly so decided to have a day at one the local lakes, fishing was very good with 11 fish for the day best went 7 1/2lb quite few fish in the 4-5lb bracket mainly stripping woollies.

Local rivers are going quite well now and reports of two very big Browns caught on the evening rise during a Caddis hatch this must have been on Saturday and Sunday during a bit of an unexpected heat wave.

The Loopins are out in flower, this usually signifies the start of smelting activity around the lake edges, it's been a bit choppy this week out there so haven’t had any reports on the fishing yet.

Weather forecast is good for next week so we hope to get out further afield and try our little hotspots in the backcountry stay tuned and tight lines all !!