Archive for April, 2008

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 27th Of April 2008

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April 27, 2008 /

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Hey all, Firstly a reminder, we are hosting the Waitahanui Lodge cup on the 17th and 18th of May, with a Barbecue and Beer evening on the Saturday night There is no entry fee for the tournament, my suppliers have sponsored a few prizes and Lesley and I have come up with a few also, […]

Leatherman “Vista”

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April 23, 2008 /

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Wow, I love multi tools and this one is a hummer! Early in the season when I was checking out all my back country water I could have done with this little number. I tore up two sets of breathable waders early on, with the blackberry and gorse. If I had had one of these […]

Line Tidy, from Anglers Image.

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April 23, 2008 /

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I should have put this up ages ago, (slack bastard). I got one of these months ago and it has now become one of the best items I have ever purchased for fishing. It is a Yo Yo shape contraption that enables you to tidily dispose of line on the river, for taking back home […]

Gehrkers Fly Line Cleaner

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April 23, 2008 /

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Every Fly fisherman should have this at home or in his vest. I clean my lines about every third trip out. It makes a huge difference to the floating capability of your line and to the ease of that line sliding through your guides on the rod. Downstream nymphing is so much easier when the […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 24th Of April 2008

Shane French /

April 23, 2008 /

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Hey all, I have fished my arse off over the past two days, the weather has been perfect for a good run in both the Hinemaiaia and the Waitahanui. Out of the two Rivers, the Waitahanui is winning hands down. I was skunked in the Hine yesterday afternoon in all the sections I fished and […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 22 Of April 2008

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April 22, 2008 /

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Hey all, I fished the Waitahanui yesterday afternoon. As I was walking into my first pool I came across four anglers walking back down the path with woe full looks. Without asking how the fishing was, I was told that there were no bloody fish in the river and I was wasting my time. None […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 19th Of April 2008

Shane French /

April 19, 2008 /

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Hey all, I fished the Waitahanui and the Hinemaiaia yesterday. The Waitahanui had good numbers in the middle and lower reaches. I dropped one of the biggest fish I have ever hooked, in the lower section. This beast just cleaned me out with no effort at all, I had to put sideways pressure on it […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 17th Of April 2008

Shane French /

April 17, 2008 /

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Hey all. Man that was some rain we had, there is still a little more to come as well. I started out late this morning as I had jobs to do first. The Waitahanui was my first port of call and I did all three sections, (or parts of them anyway). I picked up a […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 15th Of April 2007

Shane French /

April 15, 2008 /

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Hey all, Entry forms are available through this web site for our fishing comp held on the 17th and 18th of May. Please feel free to contact us for further deatils. I went for a good fish today in HEAVY rain, in fact I don’t think I have ever seen rain like it before. Because […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Reports For The 12th of April 2008

Shane French /

April 12, 2008 /

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Hey all Opps I forgot to mention in my last report that the Waitahanui Lodge fishing comp is happening on the 17th and 18th of May. It is free to enter and there are some excellent prizes to be won, all my distributors get behind us on this. There is a trophy to be won […]

Taupo Fishing Predictions For April 2008

Shane French /

April 11, 2008 /

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Hey all, Well it feels like Winter is just around the corner now. We have had the fire going most nights over the past week and have had three slight frosts as well. In short we need rain like the rest of the country, at the time of writing this the Tauranga Taupo is a […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 08th Of April 2008

Shane French /

April 8, 2008 /

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Hey all, I took my family away for a long needed holiday last week up to the Coromandel and so I will give a very short plug for that area before I start my Taupo report. I know this gets attention from readers outside of New Zealand and some of you might be interested in […]