Lake Taupo Trout Fishing And Guiding Report For The 16th Of October 2013

Shane French /

October 16, 2013



Notice: All orders over $20 for the remainder of October receive a free Taupo Fishing  indicator!!!

Hey all,

The spring rains haven’t disappointed this year although that means most of the back country stuff is blown out. I watched the levels come up on all the rivers I monitor, right around the North island. It certainly was a band of heavy rain that fell. I see the Tongariro went up to over 500 cumecs, that’s a good clean out! It has dropped somewhat now, being around the 100 mark. I can’t wait to have a look in here to see what has come in. I was looking back at some pics from this time last year and I caught some beautiful trout from all the rivers. I didn’t go out in the weekend as I expected the poor old Waitahanui would have been one of the few rivers fishable and that would have received a pounding from anglers. I would have expected trout to have moved into the Nui however with that wind we received, I bet it colored up too.

DSCF2929The Hinemaiaia is still getting trout going through, just not in the numbers it was. The flush it got from all this rain would have washed out some of the spawned out trout.

I am going into the Tauranga Taupo as soon as it is fishable.

IMG_3092I can’t wait for the back country rivers to drop as I have a few new flies to try out. This little beauty comes in size 14 and I believe it will take trout in most rivers. It is now on my web site for sale. All orders over $20 receive a free indicator for the rest of October.

Take care while the water is still high, watch those crossings, things might have changed under foot with the high water levels.

Regards Shane