Taupo, Tongariro & Turangi Trout Fishing Report

Map of trout fishing lakes and streams in the Taupo, New Zealand, fishing district

Tongariro River 7 day flow graph
Tauranga-Taupo River level

Taupo & Turangi trout fishing streams & lakes:
1. Tongariro River
2. Tokaanu Tailrace
3. Lake Rotoaira
4. Lake Otamangakau
5. Omori Stream
6. Kuratau Lake
7. Kuratau River
8. Whareroa River
9. Whanganui Stream
10. Waihaha River
11. Waihora River
12. Omoho Stream
13. Otaketake Stream
14. Whangamata Stm
15. Mapara Stream
16. Waikato River
17. Waitahanui River
18. Lake Rotongaio
19. Hinemaiaia River
20. Waipehi Stream
21. Waitetoko Stream
22. Tauranga-Taupo R
23. Waimarino River
24. Waiotaka River
Other links
River Motel report
John Baker report
sporting report
fly and gun report
Sun&Moon calculator
Tauranga-Taupo Fishing Report
trout condition calculator
superfly.co.nz trout flies
Taupo and Turangi fishing
location maps are linked from list
Weather | comments | Specific details | Previous 5 reports, big page
Wednesday 19 May 9:20 am
Air Temp5°C=41°F
Lake Temp15°C=59°F
Hi est14°C=57°F
Lo est5°C=41°F
Wind:1 mph, E
Barometer :1020, rising
Taupo level: sealevel+356.580m
%full~outflow: 52.1%~200m3/s
4.7% inc
nautical twilight:06:13~18:12
Wednesday morning rainbow
Wednesday morning rainbow

The hen rainbow shown above was hooked 3rd cast this morning on the same size 8

Woolly Bugger grizzly&lightolive

used last week.

My previous fishing attempt was Thursday evening in water between the Reed and Jones Pools, and lost a one second hookup.

Middle river Tongairo catches were made Thursday afternoon as rainfall increased.
Friday fishing was limited, wuth best chances in the Waitahanui and Hinemaiaia.
Decent catches were made from the Tongariro's Judges and Major Jones Pools over the weekend, and water volume this morning seemed higher than expected.

Anglers on Monday may have been limited by strong southerly winds.

Thanks to Jason Bleibtreu for working on the

Riverbirches Lodge webcam

now has 480 patterns of trout flies tied on Kamasan, Mustad, and Tiemco hooks.

report by Lee Hinkleman

Specific details:
Tongariro RiverVolume is slowly dropping, and angling pressure seems light

Tongariro River level & flow measured at the Major Jones Pool

Tongariro River Flow

moon & sun calculated for 19 May 9:20 am at 39° 0 minutes S latitude 175° 54 minutes E longitude

Lake Taupo temperature measured at 38 50 minutes S latitude 175 48 minutes E longitude, 2 meter depth
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