We spotted some huge rainbow trout up the Waitahanui river this week while teaching a couple of clients to flyfish for the first time. Conditions were low and clear which was great for spotting but tougher to hook up. The experience was enough to get our new anglers hooked on the sport though which is great.
It has been raining hard on and off for the last couple of days and yesterday was the best day to get out with Saturday looking good too.
With the clear conditions in the past week those that have adapted have been successful. Those that continue to fish big eggs and use bright Orange shuttlecock sized indicators in two feet deep dishes surprisingly are going home complaining of poor fishing, same every year !!!
Some very good Rainbows have been caught at the Tauranga Taupo mouth this week with good numbers of fish up to 5 and 6 pounds. This is partly because lower lake levels have made the drop off more accessible to average casters and the fish are backed up in there waiting to run on the next fresh.
The rain over the last 48 hours and the big low expected on Sunday and Monday will change this by raising the water levels and bringing on good runs of fish up all the rivers. If you can get out this weekend the fishing could be red hot.
Tight lines and enjoy your flyfishing.