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mike@tongarirofishingguide.co.nz

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You can't go wrong.
Tue 29th November, 2016


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Despite the miserable weather we've had to put up with the past few weeks, you can't go wrong on the Tongariro at present.Ian and Simon spent three of their five day fishing break on the Tongariro and caught fish every day in less than ideal conditions. Most of them taking a caddis under the dry. From now on you'll meet more overseas fly fishermen along the river and this week I've talked to anglers from all over the globe ... very few of them complained about the fishing. Tongariro trout predate on caddis throughout the insects life cycle. And like many other rivers, they're probably more imp ...
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Surprisingly few anglers around.
Fri 4th November, 2016


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There was a little bit of a slow down in the fishing immediately after the holiday weekend but since then things have picked up again. Surprisingly few anglers around and Matt and Vicki on honeymoon from the USA had parts of the upper river all to themselves. There's still a good spread of fish throughout the Tongariro and with more small runs continuing to move up it doesn't really matter where you fish. With all nymphing methods working I carried out a little experiment with those "lively legs" nymphs I've been using the last few months. The more I use these, the more convinced I become of h ...
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