Big winds and rain this week so not much news from the great lake during the day, once again the Harlers are having all the fun this week with some good reports of some quality fish being caught very early in the morning before the winds really start to pick up.
Small sized #6 and #8 Green Orbits, Yellow Taupo Tigers, and Parsons Glory are all doing the damage this week, basically any of the bays that offer shelter have been the places to be for an early morning Harl. The change of light period in the evening has also been productive but nothing like as good as the morning.
Local fly fishing has been good this week for our local rivers with big rains at night and strong Westerlies pushing a few fish up once again the Watahanui was the place to be this week with good numbers coming out of the straight and the newly formed groin pool.
Some good quality Rainbows being caught further up river small Orange and Peach coloured glow bugs have been going well here this week.
The Tongariro was another river that has been performing well and has remained fishable all week the Wetliners have had a ball down there this week though most of the action has been coming from below the highway bridge, the small Orange and Peach flash tail glowies have been doing the damage for the nymphers this week with the higher flows, be prepared for the Caddis to do well as the flows start to recede.
More unsettled and wet weather forecast again for the weekend so get out there and enjoy some good winter sport.
Tight Lines GARY LYTTLE
FLY AND GUN