Lodge News: Spring 2008
Trout Fishing Forecast, Tongariro Lodge, New Zealand
As you read this news, the rainbows are running in large numbers from Lake Taupo into the Tongariro and nearby rivers and great fly fishing action is being had for fresh run, bright silver fish, mainly in the 3-6lb bracket. These runs are getting later and later each year and are peaking September to November.
For anglers in the know, a favourite time to fly fish our area can be October until December. Large numbers of lake-run fish are in all the local rivers, and October marks the start of the season for our back country wilderness fly fishing, which anglers from all over the world come to enjoy. Last year, Tongariro Lodge anglers fished in over thirty different rivers and four lakes from the Lodge either by four wheel drive, raft, helicopter or boat. Great sport is experienced stalking large rainbows and browns in gin-clear rivers and streams. These fish are hungry in the spring and there has been no angling pressure on the water since the season closed five months earlier. Some fish will move over six feet to engulf the angler’s dry fly or nymph! Read more about the trout fishing seasons in the Lake Taupo district.
The prospects for our popular summer dry fly and cicada hatches from January to April are looking excellent. Exciting news — even more spectacular heli-fishing options have become available for the 2008/2009 season to add to the already impressive list of trophy helicopter access waters that Tongariro Lodge offers summer anglers.
The angling skill,knowledge and experience of our team of experienced guides, headed by Tim McCarthy, truly maximises the potential of Tongariro Lodge’s extensive fishery. Our top four guides have over seventy years experience between them. We are all looking forward to continuing to provide anglers the trout fishing experience of a lifetime.
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