Taupo Flyfishing Report 7 December

Posted by admin on December 7, 2011

Unsettled weather this week has coloured a few of the local rivers and has encouraged quite a few late spawners to run.  The Tongariro has some of the biggest numbers of good-sized fish in it that we have witnessed for some time, and the backcountry rivers have trout in great condition as well.

Spring 2011 NZ Backcountry rainbow trout

Good dry fly activity between the squalls of rain has been producing some well conditioned recovering fish and has also seen lots of not so small resident fish feeding hard on the surface to Mayfly and small daytime Caddis hatches.  A lot of fish are now feeding hard and are finding prime positions in more shallow and riffled water perfect for the dry fly dropper.

The evening rise has been hampered by cold winds last week but we are now seeing warmer humid evenings and the Caddis hatches are in full swing.

Brown and Green beetles are now overdue to arrive and with the forecast looking clear and warm for next week we will expect some frantic surface activity on the dries.

Just the odd Cicada chirping now but the weather has been good for these creatures and if we don’t get too much rain over the next weeks, we are all praying for a long hot Cicada year here in Godzone.