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mike@tongarirofishingguide.co.nz

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A much better week
Fri 26th August, 2011


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It's been another dry but warm week in sunny Turangi and most days I've been fishing in shirt-sleeves by mid-morning. The weather systems that are carrying the rain we need have stalled out in the Tasman and it now looks as if we won't get any until Monday. The dodgy forecast must have confused the fish because the last couple of days there have been runs going through with some real little rod-benders in amongst them. I was fortunate to be on the spot and had my best days fishing { at least numbers wise } for a long time. The guys under the bridge are still pulling them out and as I drove pas ...
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It's a breeze
Sat 20th August, 2011


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After the snow that fell all around Turangi fizzled out, anglers had to overcome the unrelenting cold southerly "breeze" that has blown all week. It was supposed to ease yesterday but its Saturday morning now and looking at the trees outside the bach, its going to be another frustrating day for fisho's on the Tongariro. This predominantly downstream wind direction not only makes mending difficult but talking to other anglers there may be another problem...setting the hook properly. I've talked to a few this week who have told me they've hooked fish which are not "sticking". A couple of days ag ...
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More rain needed
Fri 12th August, 2011


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For once the rain that had been forecast for last weekend actually materialized but it was nowhere near enough and only pushed up the level of the Tongariro a couple of cumecs. The next day there was a hint of color in the water but it was still tough going for most Tongariro anglers. The canny ones were adapting to the conditions by getting out and about at dawn. If you didn't mind company and a lot of it... the stretch below the Bridge was again one of the more popular choices. During the spawning runs this continues to be one of the most heavily fished area's on the river but trout consiste ...
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Busy weekend.
Thu 4th August, 2011


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Last weekend was probably the busiest on the Tongariro for some time and most of the car parks were soon occupied as anglers headed off to their favorite spots. With the river gin clear but looking stunning and angling pressure high it was more important than ever to set the alarm. I bumped into Paul Dyson who had decided to get to the lower river early. He took four good fish before a steady stream of other fisho's passed him on their way to water further down. The fish might be out in the open at day break but quickly get fed up of bombs and globugs and its not long before they retreat to th ...
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