Fishing Reports

The latest fishing reports for Lake Taupo, the Tauranga-Taupo river, the picket-fence. Up to date information on lures, fish movement, what’s hot and where’s not.

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 23rd Of October 2017

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October 23, 2017 /

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  Hey all. As we close out the 2017 winter season and head into the summer months what can you look forward too. When I first started fly fishing in Taupo 40 odd years ago, the winter season was pretty much over and done with by September. I don’t know if that was just the […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For September 28th 2017

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September 28, 2017 /

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  Hey all. September has been one of the wettest on record for Taupo. If you go to the Tauranga Taupo River Level chart http://riverlevelsmap.waikatoregion.govt.nz/cgi-bin/hydwebserver.cgi/points/details?point=1&catchment=17 and click this month you can see that it has spent the entire month, (apart from the first 6 days) above .6 In all the time I have been monitoring this […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 27th Of August 2017

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August 27, 2017 /

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  Hey all. What a fantastic season this has turned out to be. It has to be the best in the last 12 years or so, even beating 2015. The trout are plentiful, fat and full of fight. It has certainly bounced back. With all the great reports coming in, I hope many of the […]

Taupo Fishing Trout Fishing Report For The Fourth Of August 2017

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August 4, 2017 /

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  Hey all. God im a slack bastard, sorry sorry sorry. What a great season all, just what Taupo needed to bring back the punters. We certainly lost a few die hard Taupo fisherman when we had those crappy seasons 10 years ago. If your new to the Taupo fishing scene you might not recall […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 01 of June 2017

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June 1, 2017 /

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  Hey all. What a great month May was. We had the weather that made the trout Run and the condition and numbers of trout that entered all the Taupo tribs was fantastic. I see that Ross from the Tongariro river motel has posted up about the new conditions for the 2017 regulations. One of […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 4th Of May 2017

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May 4, 2017 /

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      Hey All. If you haven’t dusted off your winter gear and had a flick in one of the Taupo rivers yet, then you need to. It has been a fantastic start to the winter season, I am a very pleased angler. The Rips have fired for me and I have landed some […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For 26/03/2017

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March 26, 2017 /

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    Hey all. I’ll get straight into it. The Waitahanui took ages to get some Browns in there but hey it happened so lets be happy. The rip has been strong for months now, coming straight out from the Bridge pool. This is great as it means no fish will be taken from the […]

Time On The Water.

Shane French /

November 7, 2016 /

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    Hey All. It has been a very long time in between posts, I apologize to all those who rely on posts, to keep them tuned into what is happening and for enthusiasm in general. This is my last chance at this guiding, selling, on the internet thing. I hit a major bump in […]

Lake Taupo River Fishing Report, Update, For The 24th Of July 2016

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July 24, 2016 /

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  Hey all. Wow what an interesting season this is turning out to be. It is certain;y a far cry from last years bumper season, numbers wise, however to be positive about something, the quality is there, for the most part. Some nice trout are coming out of all the rivers and the lake itself. […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 24th of June 2016

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June 24, 2016 /

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      Hey all. Wow!!! Another month almost gone, July is looming, where are the fish? They have been moving into most of the rivers in dribs and drabs, when we get an increase in water flow then bigger numbers are entering but certainly not in the numbers like last year. They are moving […]

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 16th Of June 2016

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June 16, 2016 /

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  Hey all. The trout are coming into the river with increasing numbers as the season kicks off. It may have been the warm Autumn we had in Taupo that made the Runs a wee bit later or it may be that we were just really spoilt last season and that is still fresh in […]