A mixed bag over the past week in the Taupo Rivers. I fished the Waitahanui with Chris early on in the week. There were a few fresh Rainbows around and a whole heap of Browns. This is a great river to just take your time on and fish slowly through the runs and pools. Watch the banks for those Browns. We picked up three Rainbows and had a go at a few Browns as well.
The Tongariro has a stack of Trout in there and as I have said before some of these are monsters. It fished well early in the week but became harder as the week went on.
I guided Two beginners on this fabulous piece of water Saturday. Both were new comers to the art but were keen as mustard. While I showed the husband how to Nymph I set his wife up on the wet fly. Using a Brown Woolly bugger and a stripping basket she slowly dredged the bottom of a very deep pool. On her first retrieve she picked up this brilliant little 2.5 pounder. Even with an 8# this little fatty fought like a true Taupo trout should. Pleased as punch!!!!
IÂ choose a nice little run for the hubby and we carefully stalked our way up, water loading twenty feet ahead of ourselves all the time. Try not to over cast if you are a beginner, better to have good drifts and little disturbance on the water than to try too hard and smash the surface! We dropped a nice little fish early on and then at the top of the run picked up this hard fighting Rainbow.
All the rips are producing trout at the moment. Night time for those Browns as well troops!