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Just when you thought ...
Mon 12th February, 2018


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Just when you thought you were starting to get a handle on things the Tongarariro flooded again. After hours of heavy rain, flows hit 283 cumecs overnight but have already fallen back to fishable levels. This is the third significant fresh since January and that doesn't include the minor ones in between. The river just hasn't had time to settle down and as a result there are more and more changes with each passing flood. Usually after a fresh of this size you wouldn't expect to see all that much difference out there ... but we'll see. I tried to get into the Stag yesterday before levels rose. ...
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Still tough out there.
Mon 5th February, 2018


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The river has dropped back to 36 cumecs and looks great in the summer sunshine but its still tough out there. Like a lot of others I was hoping that last weeks fresh would have redistributed some fish but that'll only happen if there are fish there in the first place. I've been on the river a few times since the fresh but its a lot of effort for very little reward and it's clear most of the rainbows are back in the lake. In saying that you will occasionally find a few if you keep on the move. Chris concentrated his efforts above Red Hut Bridge and eventually found some fish in Big Bend and Bou ...
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Another summer fresh.
Fri 2nd February, 2018


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The Tongariro peaked at 410 cumecs in the early hours of this morning after the remnants of tropical storm Fehi battered New Zealand. As usual, once the torrential downpours cleared North Island, levels began to fall back quickly and the flows are currently at 133 cumecs and dropping fast. When these get down to around seventy or eighty cumecs you should be in with a chance of a fish or two, particularly if your chasing browns. Any of the well known spots are worth trying but until the river begins to clear stick to the margins and bypasses away from the main flows. The wet line can be very ef ...
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