14th June 2013

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Another good week out there on our local rivers this week, plenty of rain and showers to keep the river levels topped up and the fish running.
The Tongariro has probably been the big draw as you would expect at this time of year and it has not disappointed most anglers, some very good Browns continue to get caught most weeks along with some very good conditioned fat Rainbows.
We have a front forecast for the weekend bringing good rain with it so be prepared to give some wetlining a go it can be deadly this time of year especially on the receding levels with a bit of colour still in the water.
Small Olive or Brown in 10# and 8# Woolly Buggers with the clearing water and up to size 6# and 4# Black, Purple or Brown Wooll’ys and Coneheads in the dirtier water.
The Waitahanui has been quite inconsistent over the last few days with very varied reports of fish numbers throughout the length.
Pretty much a case of the right timing and getting to know one river well is the answer for most visitors that try their hand on this local stream.
The Hinemaia has been going well for most, all though the best fishing has been when water has been released from the dam and gets harder as the river clears again, it is getting very busy down there at the moment so be early for your favourite spots.
Reports of some good Jacks still being caught on a regular basis on the Hine especially to naturals such as Green and White Caddis, Flashback,Hare and Copper and the Prince Nymph.

The T.T has had a good week with some reports coming in of some good little pulses of hard fighting 2-3lb Rainbows, mainly to small Champagne and Unreal Eggs.
Weather is looking quite unsettled again so we can safely expect much of the same showers and rain

The river mouths have had a varied week with changeable winds to contend with but most have had reasonable sport, Hatepe has been going quite well to small Black and Olive Boobies.
Not big numbers from the river mouths at the moment but some exceptional quality fish being caught

Lake fishing is still good you haven’t needed to go much further than Jerusalem Point and Acacia Bay for some good Trolling.
Once again varying the depth at this time of year is the key, anything from 20-40 meters is working.
Top lures are King Cobra in Spotty Gold, Baby Brown Kiwi’s and Black Toby.

Until next week tight lines everyone

Gary Lyttle
Fly and Gun

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