Dale with first big brown trout caught fly fishing with the New Zealand Fly Fishing Company Taupo fly fishing guides

Taupo & Tongariro River Fly Fishing Report & Review Summer 2023

Roy Bowers Fly fishing reports

Summer in New Zealand has come and gone, and almost like clockwork on the 1st of March temperatures overnight seemed to drop a few degrees. It’s that awesome time of the year again where there are great fly fishing options everywhere around the Taupo region and Central NZ North Island backcountry waters. Brown trout are beginning to come up the …

A stunning brown trout caught fly fishing new zealand backcountry rivers in nov 2023

Taupo & Tongariro River Fly Fishing Report & Review Spring 2023

Roy Bowers Fly fishing reports

The central North Island backcountry fly fishing season has started with a hiss and a roar. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a novice angler like our client above and getting them casting to and landing stunning wild trout – this is the essence of fly fishing guiding which I wish every client could experience (although of course we …

taupo backcountry rainbow trout caught summer 2023

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

Roy Bowers Fly fishing reports

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 …

NZ North Island backcountry brown trout

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 …

Bobs nice brownie fly fishing Taupo backcountry with best NZFC fishing guide

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 …