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 | General Comments | Specific details | Previous 5 reports, big page
Tuesday 5 May 8:48 am
Air Temp6°C=42°F
Lake Temp15°C=59°F
Hi est15°C=59°F
Lo est5°C=41°F
Wind:6 mph, SW
Barometer :1016, stable
Lake Taupo
sea level +
356.360 m
%full~outflow: 36.4%~100m3/s
95.1% dec
nautical twilight:06:02~18:24

This morning, I lost a decent looking rainbow, less than 2 kilograms, in snaggy water between the Jones and Asian Pools.
Monday evening, I'd fished the Reed Pool, for no known bites.
Friday evening, I fished all the way through the south side of the Bridge Pool. Some contact could have been bite(s), but probably was rock. A nymphing stepped in front of me for ~6 casts until he understood that I was wetlining and moving quickly downstream.
The nymphing angler had no known bites.
I saw one recovering rainbow hooked and landed in ~10 seconds, and quickly released.
A green/red Rabbit, lost on this morning's snag, was the only fly I used, and these were my first attempts this year.

Thanks to Jason Bleibtreu for working on the

Riverbirches Lodge webcam

now has 478 patterns of trout flies tied on Kamasan, Mustad, and Tiemco hooks.

report by Lee Hinkleman

Specific details:
Tongariro RiverBest chances could be upstream from the Swingbridge, with last Tuesday's high water cleared
Hinemaiaia RiverLooks very popular most mornings below the Highway One Bridge

Tongariro River level & flow measured at the Major Jones Pool

Tongariro River Flow

moon & sun calculated for 5 May 8:48 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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