News From The River

 

News From The River

 

The Tongariro River

Long recognised as New Zealand’s premium fly fishing river.

We fish it everyday.

Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome

Well, what a fantastic experience it has been taking over the Creel, very mind-boggling but absolutely fantastic meeting so many new people and reconnecting with all our old clients and friends. It has been great to meet Deb and Grant and even better to work with them...

Aug 2019

To date fly fishing the Taupo rivers has been excellent, slowing this past week as rivers become lower and clearer, fishing pressure has been heavy, one might say? Therefore my advise, smaller flies, get into less fished water if you can, natural patterns, green and...

Tongariro fishing report

Today Feb 25th, freezing and very windy, I would think we have seen the last of the Cicada, though the fish may still take one for a few more days. Some very nice fish have been caught throughout the river the past month, along with juvenile's of course. Brown trout...

January 2019

Welcome to our new year, I have been a little remiss with my updates as the Shop has been so busy. The Tongariro this past month has seen good evening hatches with some nice Brown trout up to 8lb being caught, dry fly fishing during the day has worked well also. The...

Fishing update Tongariro River

November, no significant rain this month even these past few days, slabs around but equally some very nice fish as well. Fished a day or so ago landed several ok fish, hooked another which jumped it was very nice lost it, hooked into another which felt like a large...

Tongariro fishing report 27th August

Looking back over the past week fishing has been good from the main road bridge down stream, the upper river has seen a mixed bag with what appears to still be fish moving quickly and in "pods". This past Saturday saw big numbers of anglers on the river possibly as...

Euro Nymphing , some thoughts

Euro Nymphing , some thoughts

I am Euro nymphing 90% of the time I fish wherever that might be, for me I like the challenge of close fishing, presenting small flies, using a very light rod 3 or 4 weight, the ability to fish fast water and pockets typical Nymph rigs do not generally work as...

Tongariro Fishing report August 19th

Tongariro Fishing Report August 19th, a very strange winter on the Tongariro ? the lower river has fished very well the last couple of weeks, sadly the upper river not as good, there are fish there but harder to locate. The fish do not appear to be either heading...

Tongariro Fishing Report

Tongariro Fishing Report

From a recent discussion, if there were no fishing reports, as anglers regardless we would be looking forward to a fishing trip with anticipation, get the gear out, check it all, pack the clothes, food, set off, settle in the accommodation, prepare the tackle, finally...

Tongariro Fishing Report 15th July

Tongariro Fishing report 15th July 2018,- Fishing report,the barometer dropped significantly last week, and it certainly excited the trout sitting at the river mouths,I f you have been awaiting reports well now is the time to get on the Tongariro there are good...

June 20th 2018 Fishing report

June 20th 2018 Fishing Report ,The month has been average, with small pods of trout coming up river, not holding anywhere for very long. Good one day not so the next, plenty of Browns this year throughout the river. The lower river has fished well this past week, as...

Fishing Report May 20th

Have not bothered updating our fishing report for a while as the Tongariro has been a little slow. However I am pleased to say "things" are happening, it seems there are Rainbows out there, over the past couple of days. There is a cold front approaching this should...

Fishing Report March 18th

Fishing report March 18th There has not been a lot to report these past few weeks, however we are now seeing/hearing that Rainbows are heading back into the Tongariro and other eastern side rivers. Good size Browns in the shallows and backwaters on the Tongariro,...

Fishing Report March 4 2018

Tongariro River March 4th, Currently, fishing is proving a little challenging, there are good browns in the river, finding them is the issue. Rainbows are present but one needs to move about to find them also. Small natural patterns more successful, wet lining at...

Fishing Report Feb 12th

Heavy rain over night, Tongariro running at 289 cumecs, high and dirty, more rain forecast Wed Thurs this week. When it does clear we should see more Browns in the River, prior to this weather, fishing required a little more stealth than normal as is the case for this...

December 11th Fishing Report The River is holding a lot of fish, in all sorts of condition ?, some recovering, some recovered, a few silver bullets in the lower reaches, they are hungry taking almost anything cast to them dry flies, nymphs, dry and dropper, look for...

Fishing Report Oct 8th

Rain is still here of course, river level not to high in fact 37 cumecs, fresh fish are still coming thru, at this time of year of course there are spent fish. Southern end of the Lake is fishing well. Lake Otamanakau has produced some good fish for the hardy souls...

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing, they say "where the trout live is beautiful "and I think it is, Fly fishing is not just about catching trout, it is about where you go to fish, is about the beauty of the river, the birds, the bush, the hills, aware of your surroundings, an appreciation...

Fishing Report August 21st 2017

Fishing early last week was excellent until more rain kept the river at 50 cumecs, everyone complaining on the lack of fish Saturday, however it improved Sunday. Wet liners having the most success due to the higher water, fine weather this week should see an...

Fishing Report 21st July

Fishing Report 21st July

Fishing Report 21st July From one storm to another, which has passed this morning, the sun trying to peak out, the river at 360 cumbers, prior to this the river fishing very well, and will again when the level recedes, get out there with a wet line while it is...

Fishing report July 16

Fishing report July 16

Fishing report July 16th, What a week it was wind, snow, a bit of rain river only peaked at 32 cumecs, currently 28, needless to say there was not a lot of anglers out on the river, however during the mayhem the trout will have taken advantage of the conditions to get...

Czech nymphing Specialists

Czech nymphing Specialists

Czech Nymphing Specialists Turangi Rapidly becoming very popular, an exciting and rewarding method of angling when done correctly. Ideally a minimum Rod length is 9ft 6in, the Reel known as a closed Reel to avoid the thin line being caught in/on the Reel Barbless...

July 9th Fishing Report

July 9th Fishing Report

Fishing Report 9th July, Not much to say except this is without a doubt one of the best winters in a very long time for numbers and size of the trout in all rivers in the Taupo area, including the river mouths at the Lake, 4lb is the norm expect Rainbows up to 8lbs...

Fishing Report 3rd July

Fishing Report 3rd July

Today Monday the Tongariro river level at 37 cumecs, after Saturdays 280 cumec flush, as predicted the week has certainly started well, with most anglers catching some beautiful fish. In fact all eastern side rivers are literally going off, I think we can say this...

Fishing report 2nd July 2017

Fishing report 2nd July 2017

Finally some overnight rain, the river level peaked at 280 cumecs, I am sure we will see good numbers of fish make it above the Bridge Pool. Prior to this the Tongariro, Tauranga Taupo rivers have been very low, badly in need of a fresh, well it has happened. Watch...

Fishing Report 12th June

Fishing Report 12th June

A rather slow week past, the first in a long while due to a lack of rain, bad weather is forecast in the coming days, no doubt the barometer will drop encouraging another spike (better fishing). Is reported the Hinemaia has fished well, The TT also needs a little more...