I packed up a lunch and a heap of water and walked the Tauranga Taupo today, getting onto the water at around 10.30am, there were three other vehicles in the car park when I got there and the river was flowing at around .450, this had come up from yesterdays rain but the river was crystal clear.
I started fishing as soon as I hit the water and picked up fish immediately and they were all good fish of about 3 to 4 pound. I took in the Axiom 5# and it did a brilliant job. Flies of choice were the Quasimodo in size 16 and the gun metal blue hot wired prince in #12, I also picked up the fish of the day a nice 4 pounder on the Mighty Mite, all these are the feather merchant flies and be bought from any good sports shop, check them out and definitely have them in your box!
I over walked the fresh run trout that had obviously come in last night and started picking up some older trout. It won’t be long before I go in there with a dry and dropper as today was very hot on the river and the Cicadas started to chirp. I must have seen well over thirty nice trout in the time I was on there landing about 12. I even decided to bring a couple home for dinner.
The Taupo season is not done yet!