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Has anyone got any fly fishing reports/updates from Tarawera? Or even Ohau channel, ngony, waiteti etc. With the rain forecast I'm guessing the streams will be running high and dirty for a good part of the week. I'm heading down next week (like a lot of others I'm sure). Haven't been down since early January and apart from a nice brown fishing was hard work. Keen to land a few next week so any updates would be appreciated.
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I've been finding things pretty tough on Rotoiti so not much help unfortunately!

The water temp was around 18.5 degrees on the weekend, so don't think the heavy rain will be enough just yet to bring the fish in to the stream mouths on Tarawera or Rotoiti, although the odd fish may show up. I had a flick at both Hauparu Bay and The Pipe on Rotoiti recently for a couple of hours each for nothing.

Was a decent amount of surface activity on Rotoiti over the weekend and hit a few fish harling morning and evening, nothing jigging.

Just waiting for some colder weather to get the fish moving!


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Originally posted by Nate 76 Nate 76 wrote:

Has anyone got any fly fishing reports/updates from Tarawera?..........
 
 
 
Yeah was on Tarawera a couple of days ago , got some jigging down to 30m and some jigging on the surface against the banks .
 
The condition of this trout me boy is holding should give you an idea of what mind set the trout are at !!  Big smile
 
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Nice fish ther well done
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Awesome, Can't be far from hitting the beaches..
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Originally posted by Coochdog Coochdog wrote:

Awesome, Can't be far from hitting the beaches..
 
yeah not wrong , all we need now is a little bit of rain ............!!!
 
 
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Thats a good one from Tarawera at the moment! Most i've heard have been on the smaller side lately
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Originally posted by DezzyTooToo DezzyTooToo wrote:

Originally posted by Coochdog Coochdog wrote:

Awesome, Can't be far from hitting the beaches..

 
yeah not wrong , all we need now is a little bit of rain ............!!!
 
 


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I picked up 7 fish this arvo in the Utuhina after it cleared a bit.

Heaps of fish in there at the moment. 1 on a glowbug and the rest on either H&C or PT.
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Nice one - Plenty of options then, especially after all the rain. Looking forward to getting down there tomorrow. Will update how I go later in the week.
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Ended up only being down there 2 days, fishing want great talking to a few, managed to get 2 each morning, 2 small the first and 2 nice ones the second, 4 & 4.5lbs. Tried a few different spots too. Can't be far off firing though!
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Went out to Okareka last night at Boyes Beach.  Got 5 in 2 hours, 4 jacks.  2 were of good size about 4 lbs but all were really coloured up.  Still a good nights fishing. 
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Went to Tarawera in the morning hoping that the rain overnight would get the fishing going.  Alot of fish off the beach but not much caught givem the numbers of fish, managed to get one.  No rain creating a stream yet, but a good wave coming onshore.
Went Okareka again, this time at dusk for 2 hours, got 6 nice fish in the 3-4lb range.  Really easy fishing.
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Nice work Bryce. What were you catching them on at Okareka? Had a fish at the landing last night without any luck, a guy next to me had pulled in a few though.
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On a lumo, nothing fancy.  Fish are holding at the stream at boyes beach (past the point).
Was at the landing late this morning.  Got 2 and saw another 2 landed.
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What have the landing fish been like Bryce? colour/size .Been a real mix so far on Rotoiti (before the rain) Hopefully the fish hang around for the weekend- full moon coming up though..
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Nice fresh looking fish, not coloured up at all.  Not big, around 4-5lb mark.
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The conditions up at Okataina were pretty tough yesterday...sea breeze had got up due to my late exit from bed hence why I wasn't out on the briny.
The old man is pretty ill at the moment so in anticipation of him wanting to get out for a trout when he is up to it I thought I better get some practice in for when he can make it.



I thought I would give this jigging lark a crack as it seems to be popular and not too hard for people to pick up so ideal for the old boy.
I went over to the Dogger Bank (I think) and looked for some sign.
It is pretty different to the kingfish I normally chase and after drifting over what I thought was good sign and not much happening I was starting to wonder what I might be doing wrong.
Anyway while I pondered all this I had drifted out to about 35m, my day dream was interrupted by a tap, tap, tap.

The stella/synit combo I use for soft baiting hardly felt it, so I was quite surprised when a decent hen surfaced.

A quick de hook in the water and she was away.



I tried a few more spots for nil result, but was limited to one pre tied trace from the night before. I have read that perhaps a bully/koura type fly should be used on the bottom?

The old man cannot fly cast and loves being on the boat so I think this is the way for the immediate future.

Any tips appreciated!

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Nice report, I'm not one to offer any advice for jigging on any of the lakes, as my results to date are pretty miserable! However, I've heard the same, that it's a good idea to have a koura-type fly on the bottom dropper. Also, I've been told that smelt flies with a flash of green go well on Okataina.
 
I'm heading to Okataina myself for another go at jigging this weekend, if by chance I have any success beyond the dispatching of a few beers I will post my results accordingly.
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