Taupo Fly Fishing Report 20 June 2014

Posted by admin on June 20, 2014

Local Taupo and Turangi fly fishing waters are still very hit and miss at the moment with low clear conditions.  We keep getting promises of rain but they never eventuate to much so we only get very inconsistent and small runs. We need some real big heavy downpours to last for a few days and get the water table higher, then we might get some proper runs. Looking at last year this was around the end of July so it will be interesting to see what happens this year.

When the runs do happen though there have been some very good quality fish being caught, just a case of being Johnny on the spot !!  Our pick of the week would be the Waitahanui as some fresh fish headed up last weekend and as we noted earlier there are some stonkers in there, but as always hard to land.  As the moon gets less the fishing at the Rip should improve too.  There is no question a lot of good fish are waiting to run so get out there after work at change of light with a white or orange Boobie and you might snag a screamer.

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The Hinemaia has been a little thrashed lately and needs time to recover so we are steering clear for a week or so, and the Tauranga Taupo is a bit hit and miss with the lack of rain and clear conditions.  Fresh fish have moved up through the lower Tongariro pools, and now seem to be in the Hydro pool upwards.  Try lengthening your leaders by a foot or so and go a size smaller on your naturals before targeting these pools.

Conditions in Taupo today are clear and cold with a breeze, no immediate rain in sight but fingers crossed!!

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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