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mike@tongarirofishingguide.co.nz

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Great conditions this week.
Thu 29th October, 2015


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Just when my sun-loving wife thought summer had arrived, the clouds rolled in again and it was back to the wet and windy stuff. I was far more interested in how this was going to influence any mayfly hatches on the river because once the breeze picks up they quickly fizzle out. Life gets tricky for mayfly in the wind because as soon as they become airborne these delicate insects get blown all over the place. This can stop the duns reaching dry land to continue their final transformation into the sexually mature spinners. It can also prevent the ones that do make it to the safety of the bank fr ...
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A different vibe on the river ...
Sun 11th October, 2015


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A different vibe on the river the last few days. Its been a long cold winter but as the school holidays draw to a close its finally beginning to warm up and from now on its all change. The series of freshes we had earlier this year knocked the insect life around a bit but they've bounced back and repopulated the rocks and stones of the river bed. Most of this week there have been mid-morning and late afternoon mayfly hatches. The morning hatches often didn't amount to much but the afternoon hatch was usually much better and went on long enough to get a few fish rising to duns discarding their ...
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Seans' Saturday adventure.
Mon 5th October, 2015


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A big thank you to Sean Seamer for taking the trouble to send me this report on his latest fishing trip. We're more used to seeing Sean hooked up on his favorite river ... the Tongariro. But its a long drive from Auckland so last weekend desperate for his "fly fishing fix" he went exploring nearer home. Here’s Sean's full report on Saturdays adventure! Went fishing on Saturday morning. I probably should’ve just come down to Turangi because I drove the 1hr 45mins down to the Mangatutu stream, just south of Te Awamutu, to find it completely flooded and brown. I didn’t realise they had had ...
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