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What a difference a day makes.
First good fresh for a while.

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What a difference a day makes.
Sat 27th February, 2016


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In the words of the old classic made famous by Dinah Washington "What a difference a day makes". I got on the river as it settled back after the last fresh and for a few days at least the Tongariro was back to its very best. I ended the last report saying I'd "be out looking for some browns" ... well I didn't have to look far and landed several nice fish in a few hours. But it has got much tougher since. A lot more browns visible throughout the river now and although they're easily spotted in Admirals, Duchess or Cattle Rustlers there are less frustrating places to fish for them. In saying tha ...
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First good fresh for a while.
Thu 18th February, 2016


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The forecast rain and wind hit Central North Island overnight and already the Tongariro is high and colored. After a brief lull this morning more heavy rain is expected right through until Friday morning before the front drifts eastwards and eventually clears. Mind you we needed a good fresh to shake things up a bit because it hasn't been easy fishing the river this past week. As things settle back its no secret that's a prime time to be on the river. But a lot of anglers leave it too late to get the best of the fishing after a flood. There's no need to wait until the levels are back to near n ...
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