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Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

October 7, 2021
Spring has “sprung” in Taupo and fishing on the great lake has been unseasonably good. Usually, October is associated with fluctuating numbers and condition of fish caught but this spring has been quite the exception. Harling has been nothing short of phenomenal this last month of September. Good numbers of fish have been caught but more notably the condition of fish has been outstanding with plenty of good solid silver bars from 4-6lb being caught.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

August 6, 2021
What an outstanding winter season we are having here in Taupo. We thought last year was good but this year has been on another level again with bigger numbers, excellent quality and the size has been simply amazing. However it was a little slow to start whilst we waited for some decent prolonged rainfall but when that arrived in early July it was all go from there. The Hinemaiaia is my local river and to have that standard of world class fishing practically on our doorstep is amazing and never to be taken for granted.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

July 2, 2021
It’s July and finally Taupo has received some much-needed rain and cold!! The last few days of June saw the rivers have their first real “flush” of the season, and thankfully the rivers responded accordingly. The fishing over the last few days coming into July has been nothing short of outstanding both in numbers and in quality and size of fish.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

June 11, 2021
Lake Boaties on the great lake are now having to work a bit harder for their fish now as the water starts to cool significantly this time of the year. The fish are still there but you need to hunt a lot harder by constantly changing depths and areas. The rewards are there though in the form of some excellent sized and well-conditioned fish. Consistent depths seem to hover around that 120 foot mark but this can vary on any one day. Best lures for winter are always going to be the Spotty Gold and Traffic Lights in the cobra range along with the liquorice Tassie Devil and of course the ever-faithful Black Toby.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

May 13, 2021
Fishing on the great lake has been very mixed as we head towards winter. The fish have been a little harder to find with the thermocline breaking up as the water temperature drops. Those who have managed to find the magic spots have been well rewarded with some magnificently well-conditioned fish, big fit silver bars full of smelt.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

April 7, 2021
Check out that stonker old brown landed by Gary Lyttle (of Fly and Gun Taupo)! Fishing on the great lake has just started to pick up again after a bit of a lull that we come to expect at the height of summer. The water temps are cooling down quickly now and the fishing is improving gradually as we head into April. Cooler water and more oxygen from stronger autumnal winds means the fishing improves and so does the condition factor on the fish as they maraud the shoals of smelt to put condition on for the winter months ahead. I reckon we could have some of the best fishing of the season over the next 6 weeks or so.

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