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Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

May 6, 2022
As predicted we have had a really good autumn period on the great lake, not so much numbers wise but fish in stunning condition and size.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

April 5, 2022
As the great lake starts to cool down now we see the thermocline back at around 35-40 meters. A lot less boats on the water means that the fishing is starting to improve once again with good numbers starting to appear and fish in stunning condition. This time of the year can produce some of the best fishing as trout really start to get into the shoals of smelt in a last ditch effort to pack on as much weight before winter and the arduous spawning season.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

March 10, 2022
Lake temperatures remain very high as we go into March. They will slowly cool over the next few weeks but until then the fish have gone much deeper in many areas with depths being fished between 50-60 metres.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

February 11, 2022
Fishing on the great lake continues to fire! Big shoals of smelt are being marauded by ever increasing quality rainbows and browns pretty much over all areas of the lake. Jigging continues to be the number one method as to be expected at this time of the year. The thermocline still sits predominately at 30-40 metres but on some of the hotter afternoons fish are being caught at around the 50 metre mark.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

January 16, 2022
What a summer the great lake is having this year. The fishing has been nothing short of outstanding and holidaymakers have some of the best fishing the lake has had for a number of years with light winds, hot sunny days and trout of excellent size and quality in good numbers. Jigging has been the go to method as you would expect at this time of year with a good thermocline at 30-40 meters indicating the depth you need to be at.
Central North Island - freshwater

Central North Island - freshwater

December 3, 2021
Heading into summer now and Taupo fishing continues to improve both in quality and numbers. Trolling on the lake during the day with traditional leadline has been working well with the traditional favourites still going strong. The small black toby, white and light coloured zebra and tassie devils and the smaller size chinook lures all catching fish. A smelt type fly in front of the lure has also been a key ingredient. Harling has been one of the most successful methods on the lake at the moment and certainly one of the most enjoyable methods when fishing by boat or kayak.

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