I was up early this morning and shot over to the Tauranga-Taupo as I had unfinished business with this river. Last week when I fished there we only got about 1 km above Rangers but this time I went as far as possible. I am fairly stuffed now but the trip was well worth the effort. I picked up fish on a regular basis with most of them being quite fresh.
This honey of a Hen almost took me down to my backing, it was a great fight even on my Broom Stick of an Eight Weight. I used a double Glo Bug rig for the lower and middle section and then swithed to natural further up.
Although the walk out is hard going there is some excellent water on the river,and for those fit keen anglers it is a great option to get away from the crowds and have some good fishing. Just watch walking the river in this upper section as there are quite a few spawning beds and you don’t want to stomp through these!
The Waitahanui Fished tough today from reports in through the shop but the rip is going ok. The first decent blow we get should see it get a run.