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The local rivers are still carrying higher than normal flows and are quite coloured. This has put more people onto our lakes, but they are still producing fish. Customers from Canterbury visiting the Marlborough Sounds and, in particular, the D’Urville Island area. The fishing for snapper and kingfish has been well worth the effort to get there! Simon McMillan reports...(read more)
The major talking point in recent weeks has been the weather, with heavy rain and gale force winds causing flooded rivers and at times massive seas!(read more)
We have finally had some heavy rain; the barometer is dropping, and the air temperatures are starting to plummet. While many will put their rods down this is when our winter shoreline fishing is at its best.(read more)
We are yet to see the prolonged spells of heavy rain this winter that encourage larger numbers of trout to run, however recent pulses of wet weather have elevated flows in major spawning rivers, encouraging plenty of trout upstream.(read more)
"Over the last week or so the Rotorua region has received some much needed rain. At this time of year the rain and drop in barometer are very good triggers for the fish to actively bite." Mike Conley reports...(read more)
Fish well over 4kg have been featuring regularly as the mature trout come into the shallows to spawn.(read more)
Well it can't get any better, we have been spoilt for choice this year and the fishing is still fantastic.(read more)
This is a lovely time of the year to be on the water and with the lake levels and the higher water volumes, fishing is for this season going to be really great.(read more)
Just a quick up date on the fishery. The water table is high and good numbers of fish are still holding right throughout the rivers.(read more)
Well the wind and the rain and the snow and the frost is still pestering us but not in a bad way, thank goodness. we are still as a result enjoying some fantastic fishing which is great late in the season. Great numbers of fish are holding in all the tributaries in the Taupo region, which is exce(read more)