Posts in Taupo

Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 1, Gear Set Up

Techy Thursday - Loch Style Fishing Part 1, Gear Set Up

Simon Taylor has put together a comprehensive, two part article on fly fishing lakes "Loch Style". Check out part one on Gear Setup and get ahead of the game for the lakes this season..... Read more

by Simon Taylor on 11/09/2017
Fish City Hamilton - An Evening of Fly Fishing Oct 12th

Fish City Hamilton - An Evening of Fly Fishing Oct 12th

We've teamed up with the crew at Fish City Hamilton to bring an evening of fly fishing to everyone in the area. Come in and get an early season freshen up on gear and techniques, 6pm Thursday October 12th..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/26/2017
Team Tuesday - Mates & Fly Fishing

Team Tuesday - Mates & Fly Fishing

What it's all about, good mates, laughter and of course some trout thrown in! Join Mike Kirkpatrick, Matt Hince and myself for a couple of days fishing based out of the small, central North Island town of Turangi last week..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 09/26/2017
Friday Fly Day - Mega Rabbit Silver

Friday Fly Day - Mega Rabbit Silver

Looking for a killer fly to pull about the estuaries and upper tidal areas? The Mega Rabbit Silver is a newbie to the Manic Fly Collection and judging by how many my mates taxed from my fly box this weekend past, is bound to be a hit this springtime..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 09/15/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Morrow, please stand up!

Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Morrow, please stand up!

Congrats to Andrew Morrow for winning the recent Win Stuff Wednesday with his correct guess of the Hooligans and Ultimate Eggs being Andrew Burden's current Sporting Life Fishing Outfitters - Turangi hot picks for the Taupo fishery..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/23/2017
Scott Meridian NZ Special review update

Scott Meridian NZ Special review update

I reviewed the Scott Meridian NZ Special about 18 months ago so high time for an update after extended love / love relationship with her. I still stand by the comment that I don’t think there is a better rod on the market today more suited to big water such as the Tongariro, lakes, river mouths or many of the larger South Island braided systems..... Read more

by Andrew Harding on 08/22/2017
Friday Fly Day - Tom's last minute Turangi box fillers

Friday Fly Day - Tom's last minute Turangi box fillers

So on Win-Stuff Wednesday we got the low down from the man himself, the Mayor of Turangi, Andrew Burdon on flies YOU should be packing this big weekend for the Tongariro. Not long afterwards we got a text from Tom Hodge of Canterbury's Epic NZ Adventures who has been spending the week chasing the trout of the Tongariro, and we couldn't help but talk fishing.... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/11/2017
Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Burden's favourite Taupo flies

Win Stuff Wednesday - Andrew Burden's favourite Taupo flies

If there is anyone who knows what's going good on the rivers down in Taupo it's the Mayor of Turangi and Sporting Life Outfitters legend, Mr Andrew Burden. In the clip he tells us what to swing, what to get down with and his pick of egg flies..... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/09/2017
Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest Timetable

Sporting Life Winter Fly Fest Timetable

Five more sleeps to go. We've put together a bit of a timetable for you all to check out so you know what's happening when. Check it out, there's a lot going on!.... Read more

by Chris Sharland on 08/07/2017
Techy Thursday - Stream Mouth Intel

Techy Thursday - Stream Mouth Intel

Picture your typical lake stream mouth. These can fish well at this time of year but are not as easy to fish as some think..... Read more

by Chris Dore on 08/03/2017