Lake Taupo Trout Fishing And Guiding Reort For The 12th Of September 2010

Shane French /

September 12, 2010

Hey All,

Just a quick note to start off with. I have changed the Video. If you would like to have a look at this small river and any of my others in October then get in touch with me through the web site. This type of fishing and the total lack of other anglers around, make for a fantastic day you will never forget.

Last week was a guiding disaster for me. Every day that I had a guide it rained the night before, pushed all the river levels up and only left me with the Waitahanui. Even this my my sacred of rivers was up and very coloured. I don’t know if it was because of the colour or what, but it was empty of trout. I spoke to numerous fisherman and they all had the same story on the Nui, “”Empty”” Never saw a DOC ranger on there either and considering all the other rivers were un fishable, I would have thought it to have been the best time to hit the Waitahanui and check some of those licenses. I would appreciate a few emails from the regulars who fish the Nui to tell me if they have seen DOC on the water this season. As I had a promise from high up that this was going to happen this season!!

Saturday was a great day on one or two of the rivers. Paul hooked into over twenty in a short time taking home three fat silver fish in the 3.5 to 4 pound range. However in came the rain again last night and up came the river levels. The bad news is that more is on the way!!! If you are planing a trip to Taupo over the next ten days you might want to check these river levels out and have a good think about it.

I am sure poor old Mighty River power are having a small stress at the moment as all the Dams below Taupo are at max volume and so it seems we are having to hold water back. The lake level has really come up in the past month. This is a very big and difficult piece of water to control with only one outlet!!

Take care out there in the wet. Watch those river crossings guys.

Regards Shane