Let the war begin!!
I know that is a strange way of starting my report for the day, however a certain Ross from the Tongariro River motel has asked me to reply to his comments on the Tonagriro, where he has teamed up with Andrew “the freak” Christmas to slag off the Waitahanui. My report on the Tongariro the other day was that there were bugger all trout in there and of course it has got the wee boy reaching for his asthma inhaler. I forgot to mention that the trout that were in there were crap!! If you have a look at his latest report, he took AC for a walk where they proceeded to catch and release something resembling smelt. The other photo of the bent rod was AC hooking a rock!! Somewhere in the background Boof the Poodle was chasing his tail, oh no hang on he doesn’t have one!!! Ross then makes the comment we should have another River fish off and accuses me (correctly) that I still haven’t presented him with the trophy from the last encounter. Wait for it, here it comes Ross. Where is the winning trout, my team never got to see it. You see readers I got sent a photo of a trout apparently weighing 4.5 pounds caught by Wayne””I’m a wet lining bastard”” Godkin. However at the weigh in this fictitious trout was not to be seen. My crew were astonished as we had released several trout over the 7 pound mark trying for that magical double figure fish. We have of course kept this as a secret until now. So I propose a poll for all Taupofishing Forum members to vote on. Should I present the trophy to Ross or should we have a re- match with rules set firmly in concrete. Go to the forums and vote please. And no Ross, Andrew and Wayne you are not aloud to vote. Anyway Ross I don’t see why you are worrying about the lack of smelt, by the photos on your site there are plenty being pulled out of the Tonagriro.
Now for some good news on the Tongariro. It seems after my comment, it received a good run of fairly decent trout and they are more than happy to take glowies in the morning and naturals as the day becomes brighter. This is a good start for the Tonagriro as last year at this time it sucked, as did all the rivers.
I fished the Tauranaga Taupo yesterday and got onto a good group of fresh runners in the lower pools. These were not big trout but they fought with spirit and I had the place to myself. Champ red dot glow bugs doing it for me.
I also fished the Waimarino for the first time in ages. This was low and clear but there were HEAPS of trout in there. The buggers were very spooky however and I struggled with the 8# I had taken in. The Axiom 5# with a tiny indicator and wee natural would have been the choice here.
The Waitahanui: This is the river to be on if you want that big trout for the table, however it is fishing very hard now as the trout are moving through with speed. I watched a group of HUGE hens move through the lower pools yesterday. There must have been twenty of them and they didn’t want a bar of me. Most of these trout were well over 5 pounds with a few around the 8 pound mark. Things are looking very good out there at the moment for the Taupo fishery. If you were debating whether you should buy a seasonal licence this year I fully recommend you do so.
So there ya have it guys, I’m sure Ross will reply to this in some manner, so keep viewing. The pics are just a few of the smaller trout taken from the Waitahanui.