The Store Report for Wednesday 29th 2002
Good morning, we have a lovely cool sunny morning to start with this morning, but for what length
of time the sun will be with us is hard to gauge.
We have a fairly strong southwesterly wind, which is ensuring that the surf is still rising on the lake making conditions rather unpleasant for any activity on the lake or river mouths.
The radio news this morning stated that the Department of Conservation Ecology Manager
Rob Marshall reported that spawning fish are entering the streams in their droves!
We hope so!
The smaller streams have all had a little colour and extra volume as has the Tauranga taupo which
revealed a considerable extra volume of water yesterday but which has steadily dropped overnight. The Tauranga taupo ,as it often does with cover and extra volume, fished well for those that
were happy to stand below the road bridge to the lake. There were fish taken both wet and nymphing throughout the day as is often the case, fish bunching and running seemingly prior to
midday and again systematically late afternoon.
The Tongariro has fished with some difficulty due to the wind which has been almost gale force at times. Hard to get any sense of a drift in those
conditions. The river has a little additional
volume today but that will rapidly drop as the day draws on.
The Hine has had some real pressure only due to the weather conditions being so atrocious, but
the fish are in good condition and those that
have fished the pocket water rather than the
water canvassed by every other angler. Both naturals and glowbugs working.
The wets that have produced fish most productively being Olive Woolly Bugger, Red Setter, and Rabbits.
Have a wonderful day, keep warm. cheers pete and stelkla 073868953
Report type: Freshwater
Report date: 29 May 02