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
Tuesday 3 August 9:55 am
Air Temp8°C=46°F
Lake Temp15°C=59°F
Hi est10°C=50°F
Lo est1°C=33°F
Wind:1 mph, E
Barometer :1020, falling
Taupo level: sealevel+356.850m
%full~outflow: 71.4%~200m3/s
81.4% dec
nautical twilight:06:18~18:27

The male rainbow shown above obviously was quite coloured outside, but good enough inside that he was cooked into Trout Soup Friday morning.
My previous 3 bites were missed, missed, and lost, close to the bank, and after much downstream swimming(by the fish).

Angling pressure on the Tongariro appeared very light at times on the weekend.
At 10 am Saturday, only 1 angler was fishing from the north side of the Bridge Pool, while a 2nd, not fishing at the time, reclined on the south side rocks.
Sunday mid-morning looked busier, with at least 9 anglers fishing the same water.


Riverbirches Lodge webcam

apparently has been displaying the same image, unrefreshed for weeks.
Checkout is temporarily closed at
with 480 patterns of trout flies tied on Kamasan, Mustad, and Tiemco hooks.

report by Lee Hinkleman

Specific details:
Tongariro RiverConditions continue to be good, with decent catches reported over the weekend, and specifically from water above the Waddells Pool
Hinemaiaia RiverReportedly the most productive source last week, with catches of 'dozens' of fish reported by some anglers

Tongariro River level & flow measured at the Major Jones Pool

Tongariro River Flow

moon & sun calculated for 3 August 9:55 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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