Hey All Readers,
It has been a wet 24 hours in the Taupo catchment and some of the rivers are running higher than normal. This can still push a few freshies through.
Heaps of Brown Trout in the Tonagriro at the moment, although there have been regular Browns taken all year!! Now is the time have a go at them. As they are a lot more aggressive and come alive at night this is the prime time to have a real go at them. Some of the deeper pools on the Tongariro must be full of these nocturnal predators and if you scope it out during the day, then return at night, you just never know your luck. A fast sinker and a big black ugly thing retrieved very slowly, would be a good choice.
Like wise at the river mouths there seem to be some nice fish being taken. Smelt flies are what you should have in your box as well as size 6 and 8″s in the Woolly bugger range. The variegated chenille, (green with a bit of black) work brilliantly. If you can find some of these with a bit of Purple flash in the tail, then all the better.
Please have a safe Christmas, to all those friends that we have made through the Lodge and through this web site I thank you for your support and emails. I look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible when you visit this area.
Merry Christmas guys and gals
Regards Lesley and Shane