Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Report For The 11th Of July 2008

Shane French /

July 11, 2008

Hey All,

God I hope this works!!

dscf3648.JPGI guided this morning on the upper Waitahanui getting on nice and early. There are trout in there but in small groups. What I am finding at the moment is the quality has dropped a little bit. The fish are smaller and some of the them a little skinny in this system, still heaps better than last year but down on previous years. We really needed that size limit dropped!!!

dscf3652.JPGI have had two beautiful fish dropped into me for smoking from the lower Hinemaiaia, these were 6 pound Jacks in prime condition. It seems that river has had a few good fish come out of it over the past few days.

dscf3654.JPGChampagne Red Dot Glo Bugs did all the damage for us this morning. Happy Birthday Andrew I hope the fish you caught was a nice pressy. I have to mention Andrew as well. I guided him on Monday and as he was a beginner to Nymphing his skills were a little rusty. By the end of that day he had picked up a few skills. Today he put it all together and in the future will be a force to be reckoned with on the water, Watch out trout!! Well done dude.

We have a little bit of rain at the moment, it might not be enough to bring up water levels but the small drop in Baro pressure should move some fish.