Taupo Fly Fishing Report - 27th May 2010
Still some very good fishing out on the lake this last week despite some inclement weather. Harling has been the way, early in the mornings especially around the river mouth areas as fish are starting to gather to spawn up river at this time of year, top spots have been Waitahanui, Hatepe, and Whakaipo. The Hormatangi Reef has also been fishing well for the Harlers, once again it's the flies over the lures this week with the top patterns being the Taupo Tiger, Yellow Lady and Parsons Glory.
The lake front itself has once again been fishing well for the downriggers at depths between 20 metres and 35 metres. Most lures containing Orange and Black have been going well, the Traffic Light and Smaller Black Toby have also been effective. Still some very good sport jigging this week. South side of Mine Bay and Whakaipo have been going really. The Reef for those that don't mind the journey has been showing up some better quality fish.
The fly fishing is set to get another boost this week as the rain arrived again on Monday, most rivers were fishable the day after and have responded very well for the flyfishers. The Tauranga-Taupo was the one to be on as the levels receded a good solid run of silver bars went through mid week and both the wetliners and nymphers did well.
The Tongaririo went back to a normal flow very quickly and was clear by Tuesday morning , Naturals still seem to be the best way on most rivers still with just a few anglers doing well on small eggs the small size 16# Orange Flashtail has probably been the best of the eggs. Top nymphs have been the Batman, Hare and Copper, Prince Nymph and Green and White Caddis in sizes from 12# down to 16#.
For the Wetliners this week top patterns to try would be the Olive and Black Woolies, Red and Black Rabbits and Purple, Black or Brown Coneheads in the smaller sizes from 10# to 8#.
More rain is forecast for Friday so dependent on how much, the prospects for the weekend are looking good .