Well you certainly have to work for your trout at the moment in all of the Taupo Rivers. The rain that we have had on and off has not done a lot for the fishery. The wind has been coming from the East and that does nothing for us. We need a good stiff Westerly with some rain! I should watch what I wish for though at the moment with our weather systems!!!
A client of mine got a very nice Hen out of the Hine last Saturday. The river was empty of anglers and the conditions were perfect. We had a few hook ups but we certainly covered some water. The fish went just over 4 pounds but was fat and fought like a demon.
I went back in there on the Sunday and never got a touch!!
The Tauranga Taupo is in fantastic condition, I am really looking forward to fishing the TT this year. I got a nice Jack out of there yesterday and landed a few in the 2 pound mark. One of these little brutes was a miniture trophy!!! It already had a good bump on its head, had broad shoulders and a deep solid gut. It was all of about 13 inches long!! I hope to God it wasn’t a spawning fish but rather one that was heading to the lake after a good summer in the river.
I haven’t touched the Tongariro but then if Ross is saying there are few fish in there, it must be bad
I am doing a winter special, guiding Tuesday deal, so if you are interested in a full day on a Taupo river at a good price, let me know.
Take care on the water.