Lake Taupo Trout Fishing And Guiding Report For The 30th Of April 2012

Shane French /

April 30, 2012


Hey all,

I was sort of banking on a little more rain than what we have been receiving over the past week, all the rivers are low and clear as I write.

I went into the Waitahanui rip late last week thinking the rain might push some trout close in. The Rip was moving around all over the place and in my opinion this is never good. I fished for about two hours for one decent Hen of about 3.5 pounds and had two more strikes, but that was it. I pretty much used everything in my arsenal, however the old Heave and Leave did the trick.

The Waitahanui River has been fishing really well and there are a heap of browns in there ready to have a go if you can get a good drift going. The pressure is fairly heavy on the Nui at the moment and when I went in there today Blake road had Four cars already parked up :) . The great thing about the Nui is there are numerous “little spots” that don’t get angling pressure and so this is where I concentrated on. I managed to pull two really nice fish for the few hours I was on there and had a heap of fun fishing to some monster Browns. I watched one poor angler fishing with a bit of weight and his indicator was about a foot under water. I ended up giving him one of mine as he was here all week and needed something that floated :)

This little beauty called the “Comet” has been taking trout for me in all the rivers, for a few weeks now. There is nothing like it on the market and it really looks good in the water.

On Sunday Paul and I shot down to the Tongariro for a look. The river has been flowing higher than normal due to maintenance on one of the intakes and this extra volume pushed trout into it. We did a middle section and were into trout straight away. These were all little clones of about 3 to 3.5 pounds but man did they fight. I think we hooked about 7 or 8 for the few hours we were on there but saw heaps!!

The TT and the Hine are a little to low for me to have a crack at them and so I will wait until the rain pushes them up and then it should be a feast.

Regards Shane