Taupo/Turangi Fishing Report - September 8th, 2022

Hot action follows floods

The fantastic fishing continues on the Central Plateau after our last big flood. The Tongariro has seen some significant changes down the lower end with tracks getting washed away, trees appearing in the middle of the river and new underwater snags giving the fly box a bit of a hurry up!

Outstanding numbers and quality of fish are still running through, and with consistent amounts of rain keeping the flows in the mid 30-40 cumec range, conditions couldn't be better. We are starting to see a lot more coloured fish now after the big flood, as many fish that had made their way upriver to spawn were pushed down. That will continue to increase as we get closer to summer, with fish making their way downstream to the lake, where they will start packing on condition for summer.

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We are starting to see a lot more coloured fish after the big flood as many fish that had made their way upriver to spawn were pushed down.

We are already seeing mayfly hatches and fish feeding off the top too! As the weather starts to warm up, the evening rises will kick off, which we are all looking forward to. Angler numbers have been high the past couple of weeks, with a good influx of Australian anglers making their way over, which has been awesome to see. They have been patiently waiting for the borders to reopen to get back across the Tasman.

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Looking forward to daylight savings and the start of the new season, now is the time to get prepped for the summer ahead. Make sure rods, reels, lines, tippet and fly boxes are all organised and ready to go! We should be in for another fantastic summer, so call in and see the team at the shop, and we will get you ready to make the most of it.

Connor Andrew

@newzealandflyfisher

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