I have been very busy around the Lodge over the past week and have been trying to get out on the water as much as possible as well. The weather has been mild but there has been a fair bit of cloud cover in the afternoon which has kept the fish on the bite all day. We have had a little rain here and there as well to stop the rivers from getting to low. The Waitahanui in particular is in excellent order, with the pools being nice and deep. We have rain falling as I write this and more to come.
There are good numbers of trout in most of the Taupo tributaries at the moment. Even the Waitahanui has had some Trout go through with a few decent ones amongst them. All have taken a Champ Orange Dot Glowie, and yes I have fished the natural as well. Pressure is very much down on all the rivers except the Tauranga Taupo. I was on here yesterday afternoon and was very surprised to see anglers everywhere. There were fish in this river and it was a joy to be out there catching them.
DOC have been telling us that the best fish are yet to come in, and if the last two days are anything to go by, they may be right. There are still the uglies being landed as well but it is leaning more into the better fish at the moment. Night fishing has been excellent at times for those willing to put the hours in at the river mouths. Don’t put your Taupo gear away just yet guys, you may be missing out on the best fishing of the season.