Lake Taupo Trout Fishing And Guiding Report For The 18th Of May 2009

Shane French /

May 18, 2009

Clarity of water!!

Clarity of water!!

Hey All

We have a mixed bag of rivers at the moment and each one can change within hours. I fished all the rivers over the weekend and a few today as well.

The Tauranga Taupo had a good run of Trout go through on Saturday and the wet Liners were having a blast with it. The fish were not huge but they were certainly in very good condition. I fished it again this afternoon with a friend and we found the going to be very hard, only touching two trout up to the rock wall. The water conditions were near perfect as well! The trout seem to be moving through very fast on all the rivers.

The Waitahanui has gotten harder by the day but there are some VERY good trout in here for you to target. On Sunday I spotted two Jacks, (Rainbows) that would have pushed the scales well over the magic ten pound mark. I have not seen so many large trout in the Nui for years. I am wet lining this river more and more at the moment and picking up some good Trout.

No reports from the Hinemaiaia but will spend a few hours on there tomorrow. I wet lined the cliff pool early Saturday morning and then dropped down into it from above and pulled out a fiesty Jack on the Nymph.

I fished the Tongariro this afternoon as well and saw a beautiful Brown Trout taken out and we kept a little fat Jack as well. Apparently the very lower reaches had good amounts of trout in them.

We are due for some cold stuff and this will certainly help move trout into the rivers. It has been hot and muggy over the weekend and this is not what we needed. I am a firm believer in the COLD making the trout run. Bring on the sleet!

Regards Shane

A fatty from a backcountry River

A fatty from a backcountry River