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We have had an amazing week of calm clear weather around Lake Taupo. A couple of mornings got down below zero degrees Celsius but then the afternoons were absolutely stunning with lots of sun and little wind.
Although it really is the time of the year to be fly fishing up the rivers it can still be very pleasant to get out on Lake Taupo. One client from London only had a short amount of time so we whipped him out to catch his first ever Taupo trout with the mountains as a backdrop, and then a celebratory beer followed at Jolly Goodfellows pub overlooking the lake.
Local rivers had another good run of fresh rainbows heading up after the rains at the start of the week. As the good weather has continued through the week the waterlevels have come down again and the trout have greater visibility. When the sun is out nymphing tends to work well, with small egg patterns in the morning being replaced by smaller naturals as the sun moves higher during the day.
Big rains this week including some very powerful Westerly winds have put another good pulse of fresh fish into the Local Taupo rivers.
Practically every local river is on fire with fish today, some of the best fly fishing witnessed for many years is happening right now! Everyone we have spoken to has reports of big numbers and stories of big trout landed and as usual bigger ones lost! The weather is now great as can be seen below.
We are now well and truly into winter flyfishing mode in the Taupo district as local spawning rivers start to have good runs of fresh fish.
Unusually early runs containing very good numbers of trout have dominated the local news this week as we see the Waitahanui in fantastic form this month. Some have even commented the current fishing is as good as it was twenty years ago !!!! All this despite the biggest moon and very low water levels! The best times to fish are when there is rain in the catchment and the river flows increase. Bookmark our page that lists good local websites showing real-time Taupo river water-levels.
The Taupo fishery has had some very good runs of fresh run autumn spawners over the last few weeks. Excellent sized and conditioned trout have been caught on the back of the last rains. Taupo fly fishing rivers are now low and clear and are getting just a little more challenging, but we can report there are trout to be had by those who get out and try. Some huge browns have now entered the Taupo system and can be seen throughout the lengths of most of our local waterways and also on the local stillwaters. With winter coming use these local websites to monitor river levels and flow to see when the trout will be running.
We had three good hot sunny days at the start of this week to keep the cicadas in the Taupo region chirping, although the cooler mornings meant they didn’t get going till around lunchtime. The afternoon Cicada flyfishing has still been red hot but you really need to make the most of it now because once we get a few cold days in a row it could spell the end of this truly magical fishing.
As noted in earlier fishing reports this has been the best summer for cicadas in a long time and we have been delighted to guide clients from Europe and US who have loved this special type of dryfly sight-fishing. Never fear though as the stillwaters are fishing well even on cooler days, as the photo below and our latest big rainbow flyfishing video shows, and it only gets better as we are now about to start Passion Vine Hopper fishing.