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After the fresh ... Wednesday Update.
Wed 29th April, 2015


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The river fell back quickly after Monday's 420 cumec fresh and was running at about 31 cumecs when I fished with Bevis Smyth from Queensland this afternoon. With the color beginning to drop out as we crossed the swing bridge, it promised perfect nymphing conditions and the Tongariro didn't disappoint. After a good fresh, the river is like an insect soup as the nymphs and caddis larvae dislodged from amongst the rocks on the river bed are carried downstream. As they drift helplessly in the current they're an easy meal that trout won't pass up and if you can imitate this you're in for some great ...
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It just gets better and better.
Mon 27th April, 2015


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As temperatures begin to cool and the days get shorter, Turangi and the banks of the Tongariro are a mishmash of stunning Autumn colors. When the trees start to shut down for winter this annual display is a reminder there's even better fishing just around the corner and is one of my favorite times of year. Already anglers are fishing traditional "winter spots" and some of them are beginning chuck out a few fish. I suppose the most obvious example is the Bridge Pool which from now on will be occupied by an increasing band of regulars from dawn til dusk. During the Autumn/Winter rainbow trout mi ...
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Mon 6th April, 2015


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With temperatures still well above average for the time of year as March gives way to April the Tongariro still appears to be in summer mode. The river is literally crawling with bug life and the patchy drizzle and overcast skies of the last couple of days have provided perfect conditions for hatching insects. As they make their way through the water column to the surface, fish of all sizes have been picking them off and the dry and dropper has really come in to its own. This one even smashed the indicator fly in some broken water at the head of a pool. The brown trout fishing is the best I've ...
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