Well the end of July has shaped up to be one of the best I have ever fished. The condition is right up there and the numbers of trout in all the rivers is really pleasing. Another great thing is that the little slimy buggers are taking the glo bugs like their life depended on it. We are due a little more rain over the next 48 hours and so hopefully it will top up the water levels and keep the trout on the bite and maybe send a few more silver ones up from the lake.
Guiding has been great since Saturday and even though the water levels had come down, today we still managed to land well over twenty trout, in a very short spell. There is a good mixture of Jacks and Hens in the system at the moment. In my opinion the Jacks are better eating now as the Hens are FULL of eggs and have lost a bit of condition in the process.
The Waitahanui has not had any pressure at all over the past three days as most fisherman have headed off down South to the Tauranga Taupo and the Tongariro. This means that the Nui trout are not being picked off and are there for the picking. The upper pools is where I would be on this river.
The Hinemaiaia has had some nice trout go through but OMG the pressure this small piece of water gets is ridiculous. The rip on the change of morning light is a good bet at the moment guys!!
The Tauranga Taupo has had an armada of cars in the car park since Saturday. I counted 15 on Sunday as I drove by. Man I bet that water got a bashing.
The Tongariro had a huge run go through from the high water on Friday. I am picking up trout all the way through at the moment, from just below Bain up to red Hut. In one of Ross’s reports “”Tongariro River Motel”” he showed a picture of the bridge pool and a heap of anglers beating the water to foam. Yes there are a heap of trout being taken from here but good grief is that really enjoyable trout fishing? I pride my guiding skills on being able to get my clients onto trout, (when they are around) is areas that do not get angling pressure. Part of the experience that I offer is to get you away from that sort of environment, there are plenty of rivers and spots on those rivers that will produce trout and be angler free. Please feel free to challenge me on that. Jeez Ross don’t ever give the Waitahanui bridge pool and straight a hard time!!!!!
Now a little plug for Creel tackle house in Turangi. I have mentioned before that this is the shop that I go to. Their service and knowledge on the Tongariro is awesome, the ambiance of the shop is out of this world and the amount of product they have in the shop is VERY good. At the moment though I am going there for one thing only, GLO BUGS!!!!!!! The selection they have is awesome and the price is as good as it gets. The hooks don’t break and the material stays on the hook. The colours and sizes available is why I am going back time after time. Really guys if you are after glo bugs and like me can’t be stuffed making them, then Creel should be the place you go. Steve just loves making them as well!!
So there ya have it, still plenty of good trout around and all willing to take, can you get here???