Harling early morning has been the way to go this week out on the Great Lake, Those that are on the water just on day break have been having a ball and you are not having to go far either, the lake front and the Booths Farm area has been producing good numbers and some good quality sized fish continue to show up.
If the wind allows then Waitahanui is going to be a great bet for some good Harling this week.
We should be expecting numbers of returning fish from the rivers back into the lake around now and will be keen to put condition back on and willing to chase.
Top flies have been the Green Orbit, Parsons Glory and Ginger Mick, being chased by small and standard sized Spotty Gold and Fluo Orange Cobras.
The new Pro Troll lures were a huge success over in Rotorua this opening week so are also going to be worth a go this next few weeks for both trolling and harling .
In the middle of the day the downriggers are scoring at the same shallower depths as previous weeks anything between 50-80 feet, top lures are small black Toby Pink and Lime, Orange and Gold Kiwis and Spotty Gold Cobras and Traffic Lights.
Top spots for the trollers have been just your local Lake Front, Whareweka, and Booths Farm to Acacia Bay, Also Waitahanui and round to Rotagnaia if the wind allows should also be worth trying.
Weather looks settled for the weekend so should be good for boaties to get out and try your luck.
Great start to the fly fishing season by all accounts, most anglers that have been through the shop have reported good fishing from just about everywhere despite the colder and windy conditions of last weekend,
Local fishing had a bit of a lift this week with some good rain early in the week, unfortunately most of it came in one night instead of throughout the week as forecast, none the less, fish did run and and we had some very good reports from the upper T.T , Hinemaia and Wiatahanui , the Tongariro produced some excellent fishing this week with some good quality fish being caught on both the wet line and nymphing .
Tight Lines till next week.
FLY AND GUN