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Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

March 3, 2021
Taupo is fishing really well, pretty much over the whole lake, now that the main holiday traffic has quietened down. Fish are also reported as gaining better condition as we head into autumn. I predict that we will be in for a bumper March, April, May period as the fish seem to be really starting to hammer the smelt now that the thermocline has settled. The thermocline is pretty much set at between 30-35 meters so setting your drifts between 20 and 40 meters should get you in the zone.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

March 3, 2021
The weather seems to have finally broken and the heat is on however it is still quite windy on the great lake but a lot easier than the last few weeks. As the water is now seeing thermocline at around 20-35 metres the jigging is really starting to fire. There is still a mixture of size and conditioned fish being caught but some really good quality silver bars are coming through. Pat Swift flies in size 10 are doing the business with Ginger Mick and Jack Spratt patterns really standing out. Top areas would have to be over in the north, and western bays, where some phenomenal catches have been made both jigging and on the downrigger.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

January 31, 2021
Generally, Lake Taupo has been performing really well when you can get out on it. However, it has been a bit frustrating trying to fish at the moment, as we have been challenged by incessant westerlies and fronts that have come through on an all-to-regular basis. On the days that have allowed the boats to get out further afield, the rewards have been there. Probably the most successful method over all still remains the traditional harling and trolling. Harling early morning with one to two colours of lead between 5-10 meters with small rabbits, orbits and smelt patterns has been doing the business.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

December 14, 2020
Reports from the great lake have been very positive following the Labour weekend holiday. The weather played ball and allowed the boaties to get out and enjoy some great fishing.Leadline trolling continues to be the most productive method as there is still no thermocline and trout are at different levels all over the lake. Spotty gold, traffic light and various colours of chinook have been the top lures. Local areas to Taupo such as the Golden Mile, Mine Bay, Whakaipo Bay and Kinloch have fished well over the past few weeks
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

October 8, 2020
We welcome Taupo Hunting and Fishing on board suppling reports for the central region. Fresh reports and the latest deals coming at you for the rest of the season.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

December 19, 2019
As we move in to December, it typically starts off as the brown trout run through Lake Rotorua’s tributaries after a number of months spent hibernating back in the Lake, feeding up a storm and packing on condition after a big spawning season. We ideally would want the Lake temperature to be hitting anywhere from the 18 to 22-degree mark before the fish arrive in bulk numbers, and the temperatures have been rising steadily according to the Lake Rotorua monitoring buoy.

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