Taupo Fly Fishing Report 1 November 2013

Posted by admin on October 31, 2013

Its shaping up to be a brilliant summer for fly fishing here in the Taupo region and the trout are going to be in great condition. 

The smelting seems to be well under way quite early this year with river mouth anglers having lots of action on small Grey Ghosts, Green Orbits and Silicon Smelt.  Now is the perfect time for serious anglers to get stalking along the sandy bays and if you are getting kids into fly fishing then take them to Wharewaka Point as the drop off is in close and smelting trout patrol it all day.    

The river fly fishing has been nice and steady for those who have planned trips to places out of the wind.  The last few mornings have started with rain but cleared to allow a range of fishing options.  We have found a few rising fish here and there but no real solid dry fly activity yet .  We need the wind to settle down and a couple of extra degrees and the insect life will really take off with lots of dry fly action.


Local rivers seem to have reduced numbers in them now as many fish have returned or are in the process of returning “spent “ back to the lake.  The Tongariro and the Tauranga Taupo still have good numbers of fresh fish running them with the rain that seems to be coming and going at the moment.  

 Taupo’s local lakes have fished well over the past week.  For Kuratau Lake and Lake “O”, pulling lures still seems to be the most effective method at the moment. Lake Rotoaira has fished well but huge winds as usual this time of year have made it difficult to get a full day on there without getting blown off.

Westerlies over the weekend will make fishing the Waitahanui mouth a great option and should also bring some fresh fish up to our local rivers.  Warmer weather is forecast next week so fingers crossed we get some dry fly action to enjoy.

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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