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The fish are still there...
Fri 24th November, 2017


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Beautiful weather in Turangi this week with plenty of warm sunshine and much lighter winds than of late. The Tongariro has fished quite well, although one or two anglers are finding the summer-like conditions tough. But the fish are still there ... albeit in slightly different places. When things warm up fish will spend more time in riffles and runs. In these shallower stretches the water becomes agitated as it rushes over the rocks and stones. This increases the waters surface area which helps promote the gas exchange we call oxygenation. it also cools the water as it flows downstream providi ...
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A tricky week but ...
Thu 16th November, 2017


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After a tricky start to the week the fishing has picked up again the last few days and things are ticking over nicely if you're prepared to move around a bit. Its that time of year again when the browns begin to figure more often in the reports and from now on you can expect to run into one whenever you're on the river. Norman pictured above and Simon pictured below have both encountered them this week and I've spotted the odd brown from town right up as far as the Fan. This first flush of "new season" browns are usually around the five pound mark and you'll often see them close to the bank or ...
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Mix things up a bit.
Fri 3rd November, 2017


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If you haven't been on the river for a few weeks you're going to notice a big difference in the fishing. With the winter runs well and truly over its certainly become a lot tougher and its time to re-think things a little. This often happens around this time of year ... it is what it is but its one of the reasons a lot of anglers give up on the Tongariro in summer. I nymphed the usual spots above Red Hut again today and although there are still fish on the redds, the pools themselves were slow going. The few better fish I've seen lately were nearly always caught by wet-liners but unfortunately ...
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