30th August 2013

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A good week out on the lake for the boatie’s this week as small windows of calmer weather allowed the boats to get out a little further afield again.

Most reports were very positive that came through this week, with quite a few photos shown of some very good quality fish being caught, Trolling at depths of around 120 -130 feet seemed to be the favoured method using a variety of lures but the current favourites still seem to be the Traffic Light, Spotty Gold, Orange and Gold and the small Black Toby.

Jigging still seems to be popular and by all accounts still catching its fair number of fish for the time of year, we had a group of anglers get over to the Reef on one of the calmer days last week and came back with pictures of some cracking fish taken on the Pat Swift U.V smelt patterns.

Interesting to hear of so many fish being caught with such large numbers of smelt at this time of year, all good news.
Harling is now in full swing as we head in to September with some great catches being had by the early morning crews, good numbers and good quality being caught at Waitahanui, Golden Mile, Hatepe, and Acacia Bay areas, you just have to be up and on the water at day break to do it!

Local fly fishing had a bit of a lift again this last weekend with a small fresh to get a few fish moving, by all accounts all the local rivers did very well, plenty of anglers around last weekend but lots of room for everyone to enjoy the fishing, hopefully more rain forecast this week with a late winter chill should bring even more fish up the rivers, now is the hour folks to get out and enjoy What Taupo is famous for, you won’t be disappointed!

River mouth fishing has also been very good with some cracking fish being caught locally, early morning is still best time to be on the water, but we have reports of anglers turning up at all times throughout the day at the moment and catching the odd fish so if your passing just stop for an hour and give it a go.

Lake Rotoaira opens on Sept 1st and is well worth a go early season.

Tight Lines all


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