A little bit of a mixed bag over the weekend on the rivers. If you got out early then the chances are you had some great fishing, however due to the angling pressure the later you were on the water the less chance you had. That is unless you had a few sneaky spots to get into.
The Waitahanui was probably the quietest of all the rivers. It had been bashed the weekend before with most of the other rivers blown out and so once they were fishable everyone left it alone. There are some fantastic trout in the Waitahanui at the moment. The top photo was taken this morning as I pulled this little beauty out from the middle reaches. I ended up taking it home and will turn it into Sushi for the girls. It had the best flesh I have ever seen from a trout!
The Hinemaiaia is still producing trout in good numbers but the angling pressure is intense. I guided over the weekend and at one stage there were four cars in the Water supply area, fishing became very tough up there. The lower section is holding good numbers of fresh run trout both Jacks and Hens, the water above the bridge is holding lots of coloured up Jacks.
The Tauranga Taupo got plenty of angling pressure over the weekend and although plenty of trout were hooked, it was a little slower than most thought it would be. The TT is up again in volume after last nights rain but is dropping and with a clear forcast over the next couple of days it might be the river to be on.
I guided on the Tongariro Saturday and struggled to find the trout. We got on there a little late for my liking and the section I wanted to fish had plenty of anglers on there but I still thought it was hard going!! We shot back to the Hine and cleaned up there. The rocks have been turned over on the Tonagriro and wading is safe and a lot easier than it was two weeks ago.
We are going to have a fabulous week fishing, all the rivers will be holding good numbers of trout. I have an empty book and want to guide. Give me a call and I’ll do you a special!!