Taupo Fly Fishing Report 4 April 2013

Posted by admin on April 4, 2013

The rain has finally arrived and it should be enough to get more fish up into local Taupo rivers.  Reports from the lake say the fishing this summer has been amazing and this bodes well for our winter fly fishing.  There are heaps of great conditioned Rainbow trout in the lake and round the river mouths with 5 pounders being commonly caught at the moment by boat fishermen.

There are big Brown trout in local rivers like the Waitahanui but clear conditions make them hard to catch other than at first light.  We have seen a few early runs of Rainbows but we need more rain to get them going to see if there will be substantial early runs this year.

Fly Fishing Lunch on a Taupo Backcountry River

The river mouths are still fishing well, particularly at dusk and late evening with a black or green Woolly Bugger or Rabbit fly on a sink tip.  As you fish at night listen out for screaming reels and the sound of big fish jumping.

Lake Kuratau is a good option this time of year for a fun day fly fishing.  While it is known for fish in the 2 pound range you can often hook Rainbows and Browns up to 6 and even 8 pounds.  Try tiny naturals on a long leader around the weed beds up the end of the lake with all the sticks in the water.

Backcountry rivers are still firing as the pressure from anglers reduces this time of year. Due to the low water try the heads of pools and just off the site of the fast ripples as this is where fish will be sitting in the oxygenated water.

The rain does not appear to be here for long but if you can then get out over the next few days as it could have been enough to spark some good activity.

Tight lines until next time.