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Taupo Fly Fishing Report & Review Autumn 2023

Roy Bowers General

Well it’s been the crappiest summer we’ve had here in Taupo in over a decade. It has been frustrating because the last couple of summers were great with some exceptional fishing, but due to closed borders we couldn’t share it with friends and clients from overseas. If we wind back the clock, 2022 was an odd year for fly fishing …

Nick holding rainbow trout caught with NZFC Taupo Fly Fishing Guides

Taupo Turangi Fly Fishing Report 10 June 2021

Roy Bowers General

Everyone around Taupo and Turangi is waiting for the fishing to go off but May has been a fairly dry settled month in the Taupo region and the lake is incredibly low. We keep watching for rain but we’ve have no big storm yet to get the rivers up and kick things off. What this does mean is that when …

fly fishing at the Waitahanui River Mouth

Taupo Fly Fishing Report 7 May 2021

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The last month in the greater Taupo region has been relatively dry with the lake low and the Tongariro River only getting to 49 cumecs briefly once in the past three months. It normally sits around the early 20s and you can fish it up to around 60 cumecs – in January 2018 it got up to 700. Having no …

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Taupo Fly Fishing Report 8 April 2021

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We’ve had an awesome summer in the Taupo region, as was to be expected after such a stunning winter season with great numbers of healthy trout spawning and returning to the lake. Backcountry fisheries are in great condition too at the moment, although the Mohaka fishing has been a bit off since a massive flood right at the end of …

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Taupo fly fishing report 17 December 2019

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Rain arrived in the Taupo region today but we’ve had a couple of great patches of hot weather setting the scene for cicada and dry fly activity on our favourite Taupo rivers and backcountry hotspots. Earlier in the month saw some great fly fishing action in the Tongariro River on dry-fly dropper rigs with size 14 and 16 Pheasant Tail …

Big Tongariro Rainbow trout caught fly fishing

Taupo fly fishing report 19 September 2019

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Whilst we have had some long patches with no rain, the winter fly fishing round Taupo rivers has still offered some great sport with quality fish being landed. As with the last five years or more, it seems a lot of trout are spawning in September and later instead of the June-July period they used to. The Tongariro and Hinemaia …

Taupo Fly Fishing Report 6 July 2019 Tongariro River Guide

Taupo fly fishing report 6 July 2019

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The Taupo winter fly fishing season has started with a hiss and a roar and with many locals saying the fresh run trout are in the best condition they’ve seen in a few years. We had some beautifully conditioned brownies coming into many of the Lake Taupo rivers earlier in the year, and now most of the rainbows we are …

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Taupo fly fishing report 4 February 2019

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This must be one of the best summers for fly fishing we’ve had in a long time! Before Christmas saw some incredible evening caddis action, and now its all go right around the great lake. Long hot days with the odd patch of rain in the middle have meant an explosion of insect life, and then days and days of …

Hinemaia River 7 pound rainbow trout caught fly fishing NZFC Taupo Guides

Taupo fly fishing report 25 November 2018

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Taupo has been crazy over the weekend with the Round The Lake Cycle Challenge bringing in about 7,000 cyclists and 10,000 supporters. It would have been a bugger for any anglers arriving in town thinking they could just find a place to stay, and ending up sleeping in their car! Unfortunately for the cyclists, it has been a wet and …

Tongariro huge brown trout fly fishing guide March 2018

Taupo fly fishing report 13 September 2018

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It’s coming up to mid-September and we are still due for some major runs of trout in the Tongariro and other local rivers. Heavy rain in the last fortnight did not bring the expected large numbers of Rainbows up, but also did not bring flood damage to existing redds. Over the last seven years, DOC fish trap counts have shown over 60% …