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 4 February 9:39 am
Air Temp10°C=50°F
Lake Temp15°C=59°F
Hi est15°C=59°F
Lo est8°C=46°F
Wind:7 mph, NW
Barometer :1020, stable
Taupo level: sealevel+356.710m
%full~outflow: 61.4%~80m3/s
99.3% inc
nautical twilight:05:24~21:36

Thanks to Jason Bleibtreu for working on the

Riverbirches Lodge webcam

now has 476 patterns of trout flies tied on Kamasan, Mustad, and Tiemco hooks.

report by Lee Hinkleman

Specific details:
JiggingGood results were reported from the Otupoto Stream area last week, but from as deep as 70 meters
SmeltingGood rainbows were landed from the Waihaha River mouth last week, before and after dark
Tongariro RiverBrown trout runs from the lake reportedly increased after last week's rain; catches had been tough before then
Other riversThe Whakapapa reported was hammered over the holiday period, and experienced anglers had few bites
Other lakesOtamangakau reported has been tough; some fish continue rising evenings at Kuratau Lake

Tongariro River level & flow measured at the Major Jones Pool

Tongariro River Flow

moon & sun calculated for 4 February 9:39 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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