Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 03 January 2010

Shane French /

January 3, 2010

Brown Trout release

Brown Trout release

Hey all,

Well I have managed to get out quite a bit over the past two weeks and have had some great fly fishing in this time. The Tonagriro has quite a few Rainbows in there and although some of their condition is poor, they all make the indicator go under. I have seen a few good fish being paraded around however. There are some beautiful little sparkly nymphs being sold in shops at the moment and I fully recommend you shop around to find some.

The TT is the only river in Taupo I haven’t had a bash at and will go in there soon, it was not recieving any real pressure up until new Years.

pc210017The Hine has some great little Rainbows in there and they are starting to take the dry fly. I’m fishing deep in the morning and then swapping over to dry in the day.

The Waitahanui has been poached over the past few weeks, with divers going in and taking the Browns in the lower pools, Mo Fo’s!!!! This is the one river that gets NO protection from DOC, piss poor there. I only found this piece of information out yesterday but will be in touch with DOC tomorrow, i’ll let you know how it goes.

The big ugly rock wall out the front of the Nui is collecting heaps of smelly rotting weed again, due to the wind pushing it down that way. I believe the deal was that if they had to clean it up again then the wall would either be dramatically reduced in ,or be removed completely.

Some of the backcountry rivers are getting a thrashing this year. The ones I am fishing are still producing good numbers of both rainbows and Browns. They are munching out on the dry fly as well, great fun this!

The last photo’s of the day are looking up from Red Hut to the stand of Pines that were killed in the name of native bush. What a disgrace!!

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