A good end to August is coming up with all the rivers South of the Hinemaiaia well up in volume. The Tauranga Taupo reached .900 this afternoon. It came up very fast as well considering there was very little rain in Taupo. I guess all the snow on the Kaimanawas has melted and added to the water table.
The Waimarino was a brown mess and might take a few days to clear!
The Waiotaka was the same. It made me laugh though. I drove down to the ford by the prison to have a look. As I drove up I said out loud”” I wonder if this will be in flood””, just then a huge branch came floating down. It certainly answered that question! I am surprised Ross doesn’t mention this little gem of a stream more often in his reports. It has the potential to produce some huge trout and the pressure on it is always very minimal. Then again Ross can’t seem to get past Grace Road!
The Tonagriro should be perfect tomorrow and the trout from the past few runs SHOULD be through the river by now, making fishing easy. Glo bugs first thing and then if they go off the bite Caddis and flash backs for sure. There is plenty of flow in the Tonagriro so check your weight. 8 pound maxima Mono should be fine. Today for me it held no appeal.
the Flow was up to much and it would have meant fishing them margins and when I fish the Tongariro I like to fish the runs and the pools and so gave it a miss. As I say the next few days should be great!!!
I had a quick look at the Hinemaiaia and probably should have fished it but got a filthy look from some dweeb in the Bridge pool car park and so decided to move on. He looked like he needed all the water he could to catch a fish!!!!
I moved back to the Waitahanui and fished from the cliff pool up to Washerwoman’s picking up three good trout around the 3.5 pound mark. I did drop a good jack of about 4 pounds that literally spat the hook at me in mid air. There are a few trout in the Nui. We had a small Southerly come in and it must have pushed a few in.
So leading up to the weekend guys it looks good for all the rivers and I look forward to guiding over the next few days.