Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 02nd Of August 2008

Shane French /

August 3, 2008

Hey All

dscf3716.JPGI shot down to Turangi this morning to have a good look at the rivers, good grief we have had some rain!

dscf3713.JPGThe road between the Waiotaka and Turangi was flooded and we took a drive down by the prison road to have a look, man there was some water there, we never got close to the river although the girls would have loved me to have. The spray from the road was enough to entice huge giggles from them.

dscf3714.JPGThe Tongariro was moving at 333 cu mecs and very unfishable.

dscf3725.JPGThe Tauranga Taupo was up at around 1.7 and I would say won’t be back down for a few days. It makes me wonder what all this rain will do to the spawning reeds. I don’t know enough about this to make an informed oppinion, but it must be turning over the gravel and so must have some effect on the poor little eggs. Would love to hear someone elses oppinion on this!

dscf3728.JPGThe Hinemaiaia was just a ragging mess and was as high as I have ever seen it. I had a look out the the front and man was there some flow there. It will be very interesting to have a look at this rip once it all settles down, the flow should be going straight out!dscf3730.JPG

dscf3731.JPGEven the good old Waitahanui was un fishable this morning. The flow is well up and the colour is brown, it is the best of the Taupo rivers and will clear by tomorrow, (it has stopped raining) but the angling pressure will be intesnse. If you are going to fish the Waitahanui in the next few days large bright Glo Bugs will be needed with some fairly serrious weight thrown, Just the job for the Kilwell SAS!!!

Well sorry fisho”s not a great forecast for Taupo. If you want some action then maybe the Rotorua lakes would be a go. I have heard of some huge trout stories coming out of that area. I might have to go and have a look for myself!!

Take care out there on the water, don’t take chances with these crossings in the next few days, and you might want to have a few extra Nymphs in your vest as I am sure the pools have changed once again, Sigh.

Regards Shane