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Tongariro browns up.
Its tough ... but they're getting louder.
First report of 2018
Its a biggie!

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Tongariro browns up.
Mon 29th January, 2018


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Its tough ... but they're getting louder.
Fri 26th January, 2018


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When the fishing's patchy like this I like to move around a bit. It makes no sense to stay in one place if its not "happening". Despite this I haven't found anywhere yet this week thats consistently producing. Indeed a lot of the pools seem to be "empty" of fish at the moment. We get this lean spell every year but because of that "fresh" its with us a week or two early this time. If you scroll up to the left of the page and click on 2017 then February you'll see what I mean. The fish I have caught have all been on the dry and dropper. And as you'd expect now some of them are pretty tired. The ...
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First report of 2018
Sat 13th January, 2018


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This particular research was undertaken when a forest was logged after a fire, so there are differences. But harvesting like that just carried out along the Tongariro not only removes the targeted pine trees. There's also a tremendous amount of unavoidable collateral damage as well. Below are some of the findings. "Nymphs of Cicada orni feed on the sap of roots and can be indicators of the fate of the root-feeding fauna. I studied the cicada population of a pine forest which was affected in 2010 by a wildfire that burned all the vegetation above ground and was subsequently logged. I hypothesiz ...
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Its a biggie!
Fri 5th January, 2018


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After the deep low barreled across North Island last night and most of today, the Tongariro is currently flowing at over 700 cumecs! Floods of this size are classed as a once every five year event so expect some changes out there after this. It doesn't seem to matter when Sean pays me a visit ...the river always blows. But he really did it this time with this biggie! Fortunately we got a couple of days fishing in before the flood and yesterday he landed eleven out of the fourteen he hooked. Mainly around town and the lower river. Although the weather warnings remain in place until midnight ton ...
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