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mike@tongarirofishingguide.co.nz

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Some rain on the way?
Thu 21st February, 2019


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February is a funny ole time of year on the river and you never know what you'll hook up from one cast to the next. That release we had earlier this month sparked off an improvement for a day or two but although there are some good fish around they're not everywhere. With temperatures still "up there" most anglers are sticking to the early or late routine, constantly moving around trying anywhere there's some likely looking water. I fished with Morrie and we had a lot of fun on the five weight fishing runs and riffles from town to Boulder Reach. We had the odd better fish but most of them were ...
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An improvement since the weekend.
Tue 12th February, 2019


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No rain to speak of again this week but last Saturdays release did get some trout moving and things have improved since the last report. Lies that were devoid of fish are producing again and there have been some surprisingly good rainbows caught for the time of year. I almost got "caught" myself because I headed out early on Saturday morning having clean forgot there was a recreational release. I'd had a few rainbows in Boulder Reach on the dry or dropper and then once the sun got up relocated to some spots further up. One of them involves wading to an island which gives access to some great w ...
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Hard going.
Tue 5th February, 2019


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I don't think I'm the only one to find the fishing tough since the last report. Despite moving around the river there have been a couple of days I haven't actually landed anything, if you discount the fresh water sardines that are everywhere. And although I've unsuccessfully played a couple of browns, it's been hard going. But not for everyone. Anton pictured above with his son Louey and good-looking local guide Will Fullerton-Smith made no mistakes with this six pounder. I'd lent him my dry and dropper set up but this chunky hen ignored the cicada and sucked in the caddis. The day before, Ant ...
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