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
Friday 23 October 3:20 pm
Air Temp13°C=55°F
Lake Temp15°C=59°F
Hi est13°C=55°F
Lo est5°C=41°F
Wind:6 mph, SW
Barometer :1016, falling
Taupo level: sealevel+356.600m
%full~outflow: 53.6%~100m3/s
8.1% dec
nautical twilight:05:20~20:43

Thanks to Dave Lehndorf for the photograph below, received with the report:

"All caught On. Your small glo bugs. Great day. Athol. And I regards david"

I was told by a former fishing guide that I must see all of the 'wonderful' fish being carried away from the Tongariro Bridge Pool, but saw no bites among 4 anglers fishing for at least 35 minutes on Tuesday evening.
The adjective 'breathtaking' also was used to describe recent catches, but I said I'd prefer 'mouth watering'.

Thanks to Jason Bleibtreu for working on the

Riverbirches Lodge webcam

superfly.co.nz has 467 patterns of trout flies tied on Kamasan, Mustad, and Tiemco hooks.

Tungsten Nickelbead Flashback Pheasant Tail
in size 12,
Tungsten Goldbead Flashback Pheasant Tail
in size 14,
the Royal Wulff fluorogreen
in sizes 12 and 14,
the Mole Fly in sizes 10 and 12,
the Jansen Baby Brook in size 6,
and the
Goldbead Hare Thorax Brassie

in sizes 14 and 16 were added on 04 March 2014.

report by Lee Hinkleman

Lake Taupo rainbow trout
Lake Taupo rainbow trout

Specific details:
Tongariro RiverGood rainbows were reported kept from the Bridge Pool early this week

Tongariro River level & flow measured at the Major Jones Pool

Tongariro River Flow

moon & sun calculated for 23 October 3:20 pm 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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