Taupo Fly Fishing Report 30 August 2013

Posted by admin on August 29, 2013

Taupo finally had some more good rain this week in two spells over the weekend then midweek.  This was great as it was enough to get more fresh trout running, but not enough to cause any major flood damage or wash away existing redds. 

Many anglers were reporting great fishing this week with a mixture of spent and fresh fish being caught.  Darker fish are still more common but remember that over the last few years two thirds of trout have run after August – this means there is plenty of action to come.  As the days get warmer and longer we will be into some cracking fishing.

Himemaia Trout August 2013

All the local Taupo rivers are worth trying, there have been a lot of anglers on the Tongariro but there are always good spots if you move about a bit. With the strong cold southerly winds we are having at the moment it can be a good idea to head into the upper pools of rivers to find a bit of shelter for casting. 

If you are nymphing then the old Glo Bugs are a good option and try different colours to see what’s working on the day.  Smaller sizes have been working better at present.  If wetlining have a dig around for those Red Setters you haven’t used for a while and you may be pleasantly surprised at the results.

River mouth fishing has also been very good with some stunning fish being caught locally. At the moment  early morning is producing more fish than evening and there are fewer people.  That said, the Waitahanui rip is producing all day, so if you are driving past and can take an hour out of your day then jump out and catch a big fat Rainbow.  The boat fishers are reporting loads of smelt in the trout in the lake and many of these big trout can be caught from the Waitahanui River Mouth.

 Lake Rotoaira opens on Sunday September the 1st and is well worth a go early in the season. There are heaps of fish and they are famous as some of the hardest fighting fish around. The local iSites and some tackle shops have licences.

Until next time, tight lines and good luck! Remember to send us any photos or stories via our Facebook page or Twitter account.

Gary Lyttle