Taupo Fly Fishing Report 6 September 2012

Posted by admin on September 6, 2012

We've had some cold starts this week and Wednesday saw fresh snow on the ranges which looked stunning. Showers have been on and off which have moved small pods of fish up local Taupo rivers.

The main Taupo rivers have provided some good fly fishing with the Waitahanui having some very good fish caught throughout and some monster Brown trout seen in the upper reaches. In the upper river check the tails of runs before charging straight to the established fishing pools as you'll see fish holding in about a foot of water. Sight-fishing to these fish can offer some great fun, the video below shows a trout in a shallow Waitahanui run.

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The Hinemaia has lots of Rainbows in it but they are dark recovering fish. While it is beautiful river and one our favourites, we are giving it a rest here at present.

The Tauranga-Taupo is in typical form with some anglers having poor luck and others reporting great success. Runs of fish shoot up this river before and after most spells of rain and whilst it is a river you have to walk a lot to find the fish, don't always rush past the lower pools and the carpark as on the right day you can find fish there too.

Rain is due for Friday and Saturday with some heavy spells clearing on Monday. This means some potentially great fishing early next week.

If you are out and about in the Taupo fishery and get a nice photo you'd like to share, email it to us at marketing@flyfishinginnewzealand.com and we might put it up. Generally we prefer photos of live trout rather than dead ones!

Tight lines and good fly fishing until next time.